In November 2017 the project co-hosted the Gender Conference in Edinburgh, held in association with the School of Economics, Univesity of Edinburgh.
The event attracted 40 delegates from the UK, Europe and the US. Topics covered included gender differences in labour market outcomes; tax incentives, home production and gender identity; gender quotas in candidate lists; female empowerment and economic development; marriage market effect of major educational reform; gender gaps in wages; women and performance pay; and gender and career outcomes.
The keynote paper was presented by Claudia Olivetti (Boston College) which discussed gender roles and economic opportunities. This paper suggested that medical advances for women in the 20th century enabled women to reconcile work and motherhood, which led to the rise in married women’s participation and the evolution of their economic role.
The project thanks all delegates and speakers for taking part in this event.