Date: Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEDT

As part of the forthcoming Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2022, one of the keynote speakers, Professor Núria Rodríguez – Planas, from the City University of New York, Queens College, will give a 3 hour virtual course, via Zoom, on “Women’s Labour Market, Institutions and Social Norms.”

Course description:

Since the 1990s, adult women’s and men’s convergence in labor force participation rate and earnings has stalled and even reversed in many OECD countries (Goldin 2014Blau and Kahn 2006; and England, Levine and Mishel 2020). This course will explore different factors that explain what is holding women back. The course will begin by analyzing how motherhood impacts women’s earning trajectories. It will then move to better understand the penalties associated with alternative work arrangements such as temporary contracts, or part-time work. The course will then analyze the effectiveness of different policies aiming at improving women’s labor force attachment. We will conclude by exploring how social norms and institutions intertwine and contribute to this lack of gender convergence.


  • Economic Society of Australia (ESA)/ Women in Economics Network (WEN) Members: AUD 125
  • Non ESA/WEN Members: AUD 155
  • Students: AUD 100 (Please contact [email protected] with proof of your student status to request a code to register at this price.)

To better facilitate interaction among participants and the convenor, the course will be capped at 30 participants. Since course participation has been capped to better facilitate interaction among participants and the convenor, it is expected that participants will keep their webcams on during the 3-hour course. If you would like to seek an exemption to this rule, please send an email to [email protected]

Registration will close on 3 February 2022 (or when capacity is reached). Click here for registration.


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