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2nd Joint IZA & Jacobs Center Workshop: Consequences of Covid-19 for Child and Youth Development

Organizers: Ingo E. Isphording (IZA), Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich and IZA)
Date:September 01, 2021 - September 02, 2021

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Wednesday, September 01:

14:20 - 14:30   Welcome
        Session A: Interventions and Remedies
14:30 - 15:00   Noam Angrist (University of Oxford), Peter Bergman (Columbia University and IZA), Moitshepi Matsheng (Young 1ove)
  "School’s Out: Experimental Evidence on Limiting Learning Loss Using “Low-Tech” in a Pandemic"
15:00 - 15:30   Sofia Amaral (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Lelys Dinarte (World Bank), Patricio Dominguez-Rivera (IDB), Santiago Vincent-Perez (IDB)
  "Helping Families Help Themselves? Gender-differential Effects of an SMS Parenting Program"
15:30 - 16:00   Abu Siddique (Technical University of Munich), Hashibul Hassan (Monash University), Asad Islam (Monash University), Liang Choon Wang (Monash University)
  "Telementoring and Homeschooling during School Closures: A Randomized Experiment in Rural Bangladesh"
16:00 - 16:15   Break
        Session B: Non-educational Outcomes
16:15 - 16:45   Andrew Bacher-Hicks (Harvard University), Joshua Goodman (Boston University), Jennifer Greif Green (Boston University), Melissa Holt (Boston University)
  "The COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupted Both School Bullying and Cyberbullying"
16:45 - 17:15   Camille Terrier (University of Lausanne and IZA), Matthias Sutter (Max Planck Institute an IZA), Daniel Chen (University of Toulouse)
  "COVID-19 within Families Amplifies the Prosociality Gap between Adolescents of High and Low Socioeconomic Status"
17:15 - 17:45   Stephanie Wermelinger (University of Zurich and Jacobs Center), Lea Moersdorf (University of Zurich and Jacobs Center), Moritz Daum (University of Zurich and Jacobs Center)
  "The Influence of Facial Masks on Children’s Social and Emotional Development"
17:45 - 18:00   Break
        Session C: Effects of School Closures and Home Schooling
18:00 - 18:30   Marta Golin (University of Oxford)
  "Gender Gaps in Home Schooling Time"
18:30 - 19:00   Malte Sandner (IAB), Silke Anger (IAB and IZA), Sarah Bernnhard (IAB), Hans Dietrich (IAB), Alexander Patzina (IAB)
  "Mental and physical well-being of German high school students in the transition to post-secondary education during the COVID-19 pandemic"
19:00 - 19:30   Birgitta Rabe (ISER, University of Essex and IZA), Jo Blanden (University of Surrey and IZA), Claire Crawford (University College London), Laura Fumagalli (University of Essex)
  "School Closures and Children's Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties"
19:30 - 20:00   Social Get Together

Thursday, September 02:

        Session D: Returning to School and Long-term Projections
14:30 - 15:00   Etienne Lalé (University of Québec at Montréal and IZA), Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA), Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania), André Kurmann (Drexel University), Alexander Ludwig (Goethe University Frankfurt), Irina Popova (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  "The Fiscal and Welfare Effects of Policy Responses to the COVID-19 School Closures"
15:00 - 15:30   Gabriella Conti (University College London and IZA)
  "Parental Beliefs, Time Use, and Child Development: Evidence from the First COVID-19 Wave in England"
15:30 - 16:00   Horace Mahugnon Akim Gninafon (Université Laval), Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval), Luca Tiberti (Université Laval), Marco Tiberti (World Bank)
  "COVID-19 and Children’s School Resilience: Evidence from Nigeria"
16:00 - 16:15   Break
        Session E: Distance Learning
16:15 - 16:45   Michael S. Kofoed (United States Military Academy and IZA), Lucas Gebhart (United States Military Academy), Dallas Gilmore (United States Military Academy), Ryan Moschitto (United States Military Academy)
  "Zooming to Class?: Experimental Evidence on College Students' Online Learning during COVID-19"
16:45 - 17:15   Marta C Lopes (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Josep Amer-Mestre (European University Institute), Alaitz Ayarza Astigarraga (European University Institute)
  "Academic Performance and E-learning in Italy"
17:15 - 17:45   Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich and IZA), Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich)
  "The Impact of Online Instruction on Student Performance and University Experience"
17:45 - 18:15   Social Get Together