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MiSoC Gender Pay Gap Research Workshop - featuring two days of new research presented by international experts

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The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change is pleased to host an international workshop featuring expert academics with new research on gender pay gaps. The event on April 15-16 will conclude with a panel discussion on the priorities for future research and the potential for impact.

The event is free to attend and registration is here via Eventbrite.

Programme: Thursday 15th April (Day 1 of 2)

Welcome 14:15 Professor Sonia Bhalotra, University of Essex

14:15 – 14:55 Barbara Petrongolo (Oxford) Structural transformation and U-shaped female employment - with Rachel Ngai and Claudia Olivetti

14:55 – 15:35 Chinhui Juhn (University of Houston) Task requirements, time requirements, and the gender gap in jobs and pay – with Yona Rubinstein

15:35 – 16:15 Martha Bailey (UCLA) How the 1963 equal pay act affected the U.S. gender gap - with Thomas Helgerman, and Bryan A. Stuart

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15 Johanna Rickne (Stockholm) Sexual harassment and gender inequality in the labour market - with Olle Folke

17:15 – 17:55 Abi Adams (Oxford) The gender wage gap on an online labour market: The cost of interruptions

17:55 – 18:35 Basit Zafar (Michigan) A (dynamic) investigation of gender stereotypes, belief-updating, and behaviour - with Katherine Coffman and Paola Ugalde Araya

End of Day 1


Programme: Friday 16th April (Day 2 of 2)

14:15 – 14:55 Roland Rathelot (Warwick) Gender differences in search behaviour during the Covid crisis - with Lena Hensvik and Thomas Le Barbanchon

14:55 – 15:35 Fan Wang (University of Houston) Women’s labour force participation and the distribution of the gender wage gap - with Sonia Bhalotra and Manuel F Sierra

15:35 – 16:15 Patricia Cortes (Boston) Automation and gender: Implications for occupational segregation and skill gaps - with Jessica Pan and Nicolas Guida-Johnson

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15 Melanie Wasserman (UCLA) Hours constraints, occupational choice, and gender: Evidence from medical residents

17:15 – 17:55 Alessandra Voena (Stanford) Marriage, Labor Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net- with Hamish Low, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri

17:55 – 18:35 Panel Discussion:

Jane Millar (University of Bath)

Almudena Sevilla (UCL)

Monika Queisser (OECD Paris)

Clare McNeil (IPPR)

Register to join the workshop here