time and place
Monday 17 December 2018, 09:00–10:15
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm
Why do women remain underrepresented in the upper part of the earnings distribution despite decades of progress in terms of gender equality? Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, presents her research on the so-called glass ceiling prevails and why it prevails.
Differences in education level, psychological attributes and an uneven distribution of unpaid domestic work have previously been used to explain why women are not as well-represented as men are at the top of the earnings distribution. Marianne Bertrand, one of the world’s most prominent researchers in the field, has studied how well these traditional explanations apply today. She has also identified a set of altered structures – both on the labor market and at home – that might help to explain why the glass ceiling prevails despite progress in other areas of gender equality.
Johanna Rickne, Professor of Economics, the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University, and Joacim Tåg, PhD in Economics, Program Director at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) both comment from a Swedish perspective.
IIES/SNS International Policy Talks is a collaboration between the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University and SNS with the mission to bring insights from leading international economists to the Swedish policy debate.
The seminar will be held in English and will be moderated by Robert Östling, Associate Professor at IIES.
Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Johanna Rickne, Professor of Economics, the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University
Joacim Tåg, PhD in Economics, Program Director at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
The seminar is moderated by Agneta Berge, PhD student at IIES.
Registration and fee
The number of seats is limited. The seminar is open to SNS members*, the press and specially invited guests. The fee is SEK 395 +VAT. An invoice will be sent after the seminar. Register through the link below. Cancellation after December 14 or no-show will be charged.