19 Mar 21 | News

Call for Papers: IMCHILD Conference on "Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities across the Life-Course", July 1-2 2021

Submissions are accepted until April 30, 2021

In the context of the NORFACE-funded IMCHILD project, LISER and the University of Luxembourg are organising with the project partners in Munich a conference on "Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities across the Life-Course" taking place online on July 1-2.

The conference aims to improve our understanding how genetic endowments and childhood circumstances shape life choices, health, and socio-economic outcomes across the life-course of individuals. Furthermore, we want to discuss the scope for public policy to level the playing field.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Paige Harden (Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin) and Pia Pinger (Professor of Economics, University of Cologne).

We encourage submissions from the following fields:

  • Inter- and intragenerational social mobility
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Human capital and skill formation
  • Equality of Opportunity

We also welcome submissions from related strands of the literature. Preference is given to papers over abstracts. In particular, we strongly encourage Ph.D. students to participate. Submissions must be done electronically via the indicated link.

There is no participation fee. 

Deadline for paper submission is APRIL 30, 2021.

The call for paper is available here:

This workshop is funded by the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) through the projects GEIGHEI and IMCHILD.