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Public Finance Seminar - Gender Economics (MW23.4)

Content of the seminar

Topics of interest include the formation of a household (matching/mating and marriage), its dissolution (divorce) and most importantly the decision-making within the household. Furthermore, the labor market and gender gaps as to wages, labor market participation and other factors will be considered.

Whenever possible, we will try to establish links with questions related to human capital investment and/or migration.

This is thus an "applied" seminar in the sense that the papers studied are based on theoretical and empirical concepts applied to economic questions related to gender (differences).

In all cases, we are interested in

- analyzing the situation,
- identifying the driving mechanisms behind the observed patterns,
- finding possible explanations and

- deriving policy implications.


Timeframe

13 Jan 2014
2pm
Room 4.119
Meeting and presentation of topics
(Slides - updated 15 Jan 2014)
6 Feb 2014
Registration with
- three preferred topics
- and preferred starting date*
Email to: Anja.Ladig@uni-jena.de
20 Jan 2014
Confirmation by the chair
From 1 Feb 2014
(6 weeks writing time)
Handing out of topics and
starting literature by supervisor

Latest begin 17 March
Until 28 April 2014
Submission of seminar paper by sending
an electronic version to the supervisor  
Soon after
Time plan for the seminar
(incl. allocation of discussants)
6 May 2014 and
12 May 2014
Seminar (blocked)

* The preferences serve as the basis for the allovation of topics.
   Each participant receives his/her topic at the beginning of the individual writing period of six weeks. (This means: You have six weeks to write your paper, but you decide when to start.)


Topics

G1. 
Gender and Risk-Aversion / Competitive Attitude / Preferences
G2.
Matching and Mating
G3.
Marriage and Divorce
G4
Household Decision-Making Models
G5.
Location Choices of Couples
G6.
Fertility Choices of Couples
G7.
Education Decisions and Marriage
G8.
Power Relations within a Marriage
G9.
Gender Wage Gap
G10.
Culture / Stereotypes
G11.
Discrimination
G12.
Quota

General Literature: 

Bertrand, Marianne (2011): New Perspectives on Gender, Handbook of Labor Economics 4b (Chap. 17), 1543-1590.

Goldin, Claudia (2006): The Quiet Revolution That Transformed Women's Employment, Education and Family, American Economic Review 96(2), 1-21.

Jacobsen, Joyce P. (2007): The Economics of Gender, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.

Hoffman, Saul D. and Susan L. Averett (2010): Woman and the Economy, Addison-Wesley: Boston.

Also some chapters of the Handbook of Population and Family Economics (1997) - Volume 1A.


General remarks

Information on the program/time schedule / Presentation of the first meeting (in English) (updated 15 Jan 2014)

Guidelines for Seminar Papers and Final Papers

Hints for making a good seminar presentation and discussion


Presentations 

Date
Time
Presenter
Topic
Discussant
Slides Presentation 
 6 May 2014
013 b
(August-
Bebel-Str. 4)
9.00 am
Introduction
9.30 am
Dmytri Osypov
G1. Gender and preferences
Hiroki Sato
 Slides
11.00 am
Break
11.15 am
Roberto Roca Paz
G2. Matching and Mating
Veronica Furtuna
 Slides
12.45 pm
Lunch Break
1.45 pm
Mariya Sorokina
G4. Household Decisions-Making Models
Dmytri Osypov
 Slides
3.15 pm
End
 
12 May 2014
013 b
(August-
Bebel-Str. 4)
10.00 am
Hiroki Sato
G7. Education Decisions and Mariage
Roberto Roca Paz
 Slides
11.30 am
Lunch Break
12.30 pm
Veronica Furtuna
G8. Power Relations within a Mariage
Mariya Sorokina
 Slides
2.00 pm 
Break
2.15 pm
Current Issues
3.15 pm
End