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Final Call for Papers: Inequalities in Children’s Outcomes in Developing Countries

This conference will bring together papers that discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being, especially how inequalities change and evolve, and the factors that mitigate or reinforce early inequalities and explain their evolution over time.  St Anne's College, Oxford, 8-9 July 2013

Speakers will include:

  • Orazio Attanasio (University College, London)
  • Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Pedro Carneiro (University College, London)
  • Stefan Dercon (DFID / University of Oxford)
  • Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)
  • Costas Meghir (Yale University)
  • Karthik Muralidharan (University of California, San Diego)


Final call for papers

The conference organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers addressing these and other questions relating to child well-being and development in developing countries. Submissions using the Young Lives data are encouraged, although consideration will also be given to papers using other developing country panel data-sets that address related issues. Potential topics of interest include:

  1. What is the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being over the child’s life-course across, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic group, rural-urban residence, and other dimensions?
  2. How do inequalities evolve and change over the child’s life-course?
  3. What are the factors that mitigate/reinforce early inequalities and explain the evolution of inequalities over time?

If you would like to submit a paper (full papers only; abstracts only will not be considered), please e-mail In the subject header please put: Submission Young Lives Child Inequalities Conference. If the paper is multiple-authored, please indicate who will present and whether the presenter would be willing to act as a discussant. Submission deadline: 1 April 2013.

Download the full conference details and Call for Papers.

Tags: ["conference", "young lives", "inequalities", "developing countries", "child research"]
Published Mar. 29, 2013 10:49 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:29 PM