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The World Bank, in collaboration with IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing the 3rd Jobs and Development Conference, to be held May 21-22, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland. The conference will focus on “Better Jobs for Development.”
The organizers invite paper or abstract submissions of policy-relevant research, applicable to identifying solutions to jobs challenges in low- and middle-income countries. In particular, papers that focus on:
- Modeling developing countries’ labor markets: segmented and stratified markets
- Changing global value chains and their effect on jobs
- Market-relevant education and skills development
- Institutions, norms and female employment
- Coping with low earnings and improving workers’ protections
- Policies for increasing the quality of jobs
- Measuring the quality of jobs
Authors of accepted papers are expected to participate in the entire two-day conference. The conference will provide hotel accommodation for up to 3 nights only (the nights of May 20, 21 and 22) and meals during the event. Presenters and young researchers from low- or lower-middle-income countries (according to the World Bank classification) may apply for support for their travel expenses.
Submit by January 20, 2020
See the Jobs and Development Conference website for the full call for papers and more about the opportunity, including submission instructions and applications for travel expenses support.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.