The goal of this conference is to create a forum for theoretical, empirical, policy-oriented, and methodological studies on how insights from family economics may enhance our knowledge concerning the measurement, driving forces, and evolution of economic inequality.
Submissions on the following and related topics will be considered:
- the relationship between family composition, household income, and the living standard of individuals in families (measurement of equivalence scales)
- the measurement of inequality and poverty
- child poverty
- models of home activities and home production
- how family composition affects labor supply
- the relationship between labor-market participation status of adults household income, and the living standard of individuals in families
- the effectiveness of family-related social policies and taxation (equitable transfers, wage subsidies for encouraging employment of parents, such as WFTC, EITCS, etc.)
- the measurement of home production
- family characteristics and child outcomes
- the impact of childcare services and parental leave benefits
- models of familiy decision making and household formation
Deadline for submissions is June 4
We will send you a note of acceptance by June 10.
Selected peer reviewed papers of the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Income Distribution.