Call for papers: Workshop on inequality and ageing


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The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in conjunction with The Next World Program, is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Inequality & Aging,” held at the University of Hohenheim from May 4-5, 2018. The workshop will result in a special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing, and aims to address topics such as:

  • Population dynamics and income distribution
  • The evolution of inequality over time and with respect to age
  • Health inequality in old age
  • The effects of social security systems and pension schemes on inequality
  • Policies to cope with demographic challenges and the challenges posed by inequality
  • Family backgrounds and equality of opportunities
  • Demographically induced poverty traps
  • Effects of automation and the digital economy in ageing societies
  • Flexible working time and careers, and their long-term implications
  • The dynamics of inheritances, etc.

Researchers who seek to attend the workshop are invited to submit a full paper or at least a 1-page extended abstract directly to Klaus Prettner and Alfonso Sousa-Poza by Sept. 30, 2017.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the end of October and completed draft papers will be expected by Jan. 31, 2018. Economy airfare and accommodation will be provided to one author associated with each accepted paper. A selection of the presented papers will be published in the special issue; the best paper by an author below the age of 35 will receive an award and be made available online as a working paper.

Researchers who do not seek to attend the workshop are also invited to submit papers for the special issue. Those papers can be submitted directly online under “SI Inequality & Ageing” by May 31, 2018.

For complete details, please click on the link below to view the PDF.

Call for papers