Gender Gaps Conference

Differences across genders in the labor market are prevalent in developed and developing countries alike. Unequal access, differences in remuneration or occupational segregation describe only some of the gaps across genders. Yet, national, or even regional, labor markets are often characterized by particular features, which ask for individual analysis. In the context of post-transition economies, an understanding of the consequences of structural change, labor reallocation and the changes in cohort composition of the workforce should be integrated into the analysis of the roots and the scale of current gender gaps. The abundance and the rapid growth of research in this field offer great opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas among researchers.

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Aims and scope

This conference aims to create a forum where scholars interested in the analysis of gender gaps in the labor market can present and discuss theoretical, empirical and policy-related research on a broad range of connected issues, including but not limited to:

    • theoretical approaches to gender labor market gaps;
    • econometrics of estimating the gender gaps;
    • evidence from field, laboratory and natural experiments;
    • determinants of gender gaps, such as institutions, demographic processes, cultural changes and structure change;
    • country, sector, occupational, regional as well as comparative studies.

Scientific Committee

Roberta Gatti (World Bank)

Marike Knoef (Leiden University)

Irena Kotowska (SGH)

Michal Myck (CenEA)

Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (City University New York and IZA)

Jill Rubery (University of Manchester)

Klara Sabirianova-Peter (University of North Carolina, IZA)

Claudia Senik (Universite Paris-Sorbonne and IZA)

Irene van Staveren (Erasmus University)

Anzelica Zaiceva (University of Modena and IZA)


The conference is organized jointly by GRAPE and IBS. Should you have any questions, please contact us at grape[at]

Papers and presentations

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Post-Conference publications

After the conference selected papers will be invited for a book to be published in cooperation with Palgrave. There will be a special post-conference issue of Post-Communist Economies. Subject to mutual interest there may also be a special issue of Economics of Transition. Organizers are negotiating special post-conference issues of other journals devoted to topics listed above. In addition, the editors of IZA Journal of Labor Policy will solicit selected papers to be submitted to this outlet. Also the editors of European Journal of Women’s Studies encourage authors to submit articles based on conference presentations.

Best student paper prize

Scientific Committee will award a prize of 1000 euro for the best paper by a graduate student.

Important dates

Submissions due: April 1st
Acceptance notification: May 1st
Registration due: June 1st
Conference: July 1st – 2nd


Mazowiecka 9, I-View Meetings