2nd IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw

Abstr. due: 01.04.2020

Dates: 21.05.20 — 21.05.20

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

Organizing comittee e-mail: hartmann@iza.org

Organizers: 2nd IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development IZA Bonn


Following the successes of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World Bank in collaboration with IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), the Network on Jobs and Development* and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference focused on “Better Jobs for Development.”

The conference will take place on May 21st and 22nd, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland. The two-day format will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 80 paper presentations in parallel sessions. The event will focus on policy-relevant research, applicable to identifying solutions to jobs challenges in low and middle income countries.

To expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, we are interested in papers that focus on:
  • Modeling developing countries’ labor markets: segmented and stratified markets
  • Changing global value chains and their effect on jobs
  • Market-relevant education and skills development
  • Institutions, norms and female employment
  • Coping with low earnings and improving workers’ protections
  • Policies for increasing the quality of jobs
  • Measuring the quality of jobs

Conference Web-Site: http://conference.iza.org/conference_files/worldbank_2020/call_for_papers

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