IZA - Conference Program


1st IZA Workshop: Gender and Family Economics

Organizers: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA), Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
Location:Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Date:March 31, 2017 - April 01, 2017

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 20 min +++ floor discussion: 10 min +++

Friday, March 31:

08:00 - 08:30   Registration
08:30 - 08:40   Welcome by
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
(University of Sydney and IZA)
Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
        Session A: In Utero
08:40 - 09:10   Plamen Nikolov (Harvard University)
  "In Utero Nutrition Shocks and Cognitive Development: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania"
09:10 - 09:40   Xi Chen (Yale University and IZA), ulspwcq (QubPaNqvxVODPGtwvho), ulspwcq (ntPQCXozWqdAjfYn), ulspwcq (aRFDyhDokDyeqXM), ulspwcq (xBBquCJSYQdW), ulspwcq (lgeDTQyrPGxYGQPMge)
        Keynote Lecture
09:40 - 10:40   Helena Skyt Nielsen (Aarhus University and IZA)
  "Math and Gender"
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session B: Assortative Mating
11:00 - 11:30   Katja Maria Kaufmann (University of Mannheim and IZA), Matthias Messner (Bocconi University), Alex Solis (Uppsala University)
  "Elite Higher Education, the Marriage Market and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital"
11:30 - 12:00   David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA), Martha J. Bailey (University of Michigan and IZA), Ariel Binder (University of Michigan)
  "Do Husbands Want to be Shorter than their Wives? The Hazards of Inferring Preferences from Marriage Market Outcomes"
12:00 - 12:30   Fabian Kindermann (University of Bonn), Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University and IZA)
  "Bargaining over Babies: Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session C: Early Childhood
13:30 - 14:00   Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (University of Duesseldorf and IZA), Thomas Deckers (University of Bonn), Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA), Fabian Kosse (briq)
  "How Does Parental Socio-economic Status Shape a Child's Personality?"
14:00 - 14:30   Daniel Kühnle (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Michael Oberfichtner (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  "Does Early Child Care Attendance Influence Children’s Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skill Development?"
14:30 - 15:00   Malte Sandner (University College London)
  "Effects of Early Childhood Intervention on Fertility and Maternal Employment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial"
15:00 - 16:00   Poster Session and Coffee
    Jim Been (University of Leiden), Egbert Jongen (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
  "Child Care Subsidies and the Time Allocation of Parents - Evidence from a Dutch Reform"
    Serena Canaan (American University of Beirut)
  "Parental Leave, Intra-household Specialization and Children's Well-being"
    Nina Schwarz (University of Duisburg-Essen), Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Essex and IZA), Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg Essen and IZA), Therese Nilsson (Lund University)
  "Infant Health, Cognitive Performance and Earnings: Evidence from Inception of the Welfare State in Sweden"
    Ilan Tojerow (Free University of Brussels and IZA), Andrey Fradkin (MIT), Fred Panier (McKinsey)
  "Blame the Parents? How Financial Incentives Affect Labor Supply and Job Quality for Young Adults"
        Session D: Policy I
16:00 - 16:30   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney and IZA), Ray Rees (University of Munich)
  "Optimal Family Taxation, Child Care and Income Inequality"
16:30 - 17:00   Thomas Cornelissen (University of York and IZA), Christian Dustmann (University College London), Anna Raute (University of Mannheim), Uta Schönberg (University College London and IZA)
  "Who Benefits from Universal Child Care? Estimating Marginal Returns to Early Child Care Attendance"
17:00 - 17:30   Hayley Fisher (University of Sydney), Anna Zhu (University of Melbourne)
  "The Effect of Changing Financial Incentives on Repartnering"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, April 01:

        Session E: Policy II
09:00 - 09:30   Kamila Cygan-Rehm (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Daniel Kühnle (University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Regina T. Riphahn (University Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA)
  "Love Your Leave, Don’t Leave Your Love! Paid Parental Leave and Children's Living Arrangements"
09:30 - 10:00   Lídia Farré (University of Barcelona and IZA), Libertad Gonzalez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA)
  "Father Quotas and the Labor Market and Fertility Decisions of Households"
10:00 - 10:30   Stefanie Fischer (California Polytechnic State University), Heather Royer (University of California, Santa Barbara), Corey White (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  "The Impacts of Restricted Access to Abortion and Family Planning Services: Evidence from Clinic Closures in Texas"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Keynote Lecture
11:00 - 12:00   Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
  "Is There a Gender Gap in the Effects of Childhood Family Environment? Evidence from Two Countries"
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
        Session F: Divorce and Multiple Partners
13:00 - 13:30   Robert Pollak (Washington University, St. Louis and IZA), Donna Ginther (University of Kansas), Astrid Grasdal (University of Bergen)
  "Fathers' Multiple-partner Fertility and Children’s Educational Outcomes"
13:30 - 14:00   Viola Angelini (University of Groningen), Marco Bertoni (University of Padua), Luca Stella (University of Wuppertal), Christoph Weiss (European Investment Bank)
  "The Ant or the Grasshopper? The Long-term Consequences of Unilateral Divorce Laws on Savings of European Households"
14:00 - 14:30   Daniela Piazzalunga (IRVAPP and IZA)
  "Till Money Us Do Part: Property Division at Divorce and Married Couples' Time Use Behaviour"
14:30 - 15:30   Poster Session and Coffee
    Elisabetta De Cao (University of Oxford), Dan Brown (University of Oxford)
  "The Impact of Unemployment on Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States"
    Christoph Metzger (University of Freiburg)
  "Intra-household Allocation of Non-mandatory Retirement Savings"
    Victor Ronda (Johns Hopkins University)
  "The Effect of Maternal Psychological Distress on Children's Cognitive Skills"
    Hiu Tam (London School of Economics), S Anukriti (Boston College), Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Essex and IZA)
  "On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments"
        Session G: Domestic Violence
15:30 - 16:00   Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner (University of Leicester), Olukorede Abiona (University of Leicester)
  "The Impact of Household Shocks on Domestic Violence: Evidence from Tanzania"
16:00 - 16:30   Jesse Matheson (University of Leicester), Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner (University of Leicester), Réka Plugor (University of Leicester)
  "Policing and Victim Support in Domestic Abuse Cases: RCT Evidence from a UK Intervention"
16:30 - 17:00   Alejandra Ramos (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  "Household Decision Making with Violence: Implications for Conditional Cash Transfer Programs"
17:00 - 17:15   Closing