Call for Abstracts: Understanding Gender in Wealth Inequality

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Deadline: 30th April 2020 (BST)

ECSR Network Workshop, 1-2 October 2020, Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, Germany

Gender inequalities in education and labour market achievements have narrowed in the last decades in most Western countries. Nevertheless, the gender gap persists in terms of economic outcomes such as income and wealth, as women have substantially lower lifetime earnings and hold less financial, housing and pension wealth than men on average. An increasing number of studies have provided empirical evidence for the gender pay gap and the motherhood penalty during early and mid-adulthood. Despite the cumulative effect of wealth, gender disparities in wealth accumulation remain largely under-researched. Furthermore, wealth is often studied at the household level, and assumed to be shared equally within households, which masks any inequality within households.

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