Call for abstracts for the YSI North America Convening

Deadline: 18/12/2018

The Working Group on gender and Economics of the INET’s Young Scholars Initiative is launching a call for abstracts for the YSI North America Convening that will take place in Los Angeles on 22-24 February 2019.

If you are a young scholar working on Gender and Economics and you are interested in taking part to the event, here you can find all the information you need.


What are YSI Regional Convenings?

YSI Regional Convenings

Five regions. Five convenings. One global community.

YSI’s Regional Convenings provide a crucial opportunity for young thinkers to meet, share their work, and foster new possibilities in economic thinking. Convenings attract scholars from one specific region, but across research areas, allowing for multifaceted discussions.


• Present your work and gain valuable feedback from peers, mentors, and senior scholars (provided your paper is accepted)

• Meet other young scholars from your broad geographic area, and learn about the YSI Working Groups of your interest

• Attend a keynote speech from a prominent thinker in the region

• Be involved in the YSI projects that are kickstarted at the Convening, and remain a part of the community after the Convening concludes


Some financial support towards travel expenses and/or accommodation will be provided to those attendees who are based in the region, and whose work was accepted to a call for papers.

How I can apply for YSI North America Convening?

You are welcome to send your research abstract to the Gender and Economics Working Group. In this interdisciplinary call for abstracts, we encourage works from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. The focus of the call for abstracts is on the gendered aspects of care, and some potential topics of discussion are as follows:

• The unequal distribution of unpaid care work within the household and its consequences;

• Care work and the labor market;

• The social organization of care. How care work is shared among different actors: the State, the market, the household, the society;

• Care work and welfare states;

• The impact of economic policies on care work, paid and unpaid;

• Social reproduction theory;

• The global economy and care work;

• Global care chains;

• Estimating the value of unpaid care work.

Abstracts that analyze the gendered aspect of care work in other forms, different from those mentioned above, will also be considered.

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Deadline: 18 December 2018

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