GRCH-OPES Workshop April 14, 2023

Education and Intergenerational Mobility

The Research Group on Human Capital will hold its sixth workshop in collaboration with the Observatory for children’s education and health (OPES) on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Seven academic researchers from the fields of Economics and Psychology will present recent work. The presentations primarily feature empirical research using microeconometric models, with a particular emphasis on questions of identification of causal effects. The workshop is intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the theme of intergenerational mobility and its association with education. The workshop is open not only to academics (professors, researchers, graduate students), but also to administrators and policymakers as well as to officials from governmental institutions with an interest in the topic.

The workshop will take place at the University of Quebec in Montreal, building Président-Kennedy, 201 Président-Kennedy Avenue (Place-des-Arts metro station), room PK-1140, from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM.

Registration is now closed.


8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Registration, coffee and pastries served

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM – Opening remarks: Catherine Haeck and Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM – Sylvana Côté, Université de Montréal: The associations between childhood experiences and economic outcomes in adulthood: Mecanisms of intergenerational continuity and discontinuity

10:00 AM to 10:45 PM – Jean-William Laliberté, University of Calgary: The Multigenerational Impact of Children and Childcare Policies (with Sencer Karademir and Stefan Staubli)

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM – Coffee break

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM – Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto: Teaching Teachers to Use Computer Assisted Learning for Facilitating Personalized Learning at Scale: Experimental and Non-Experimental Evidence

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM – Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era (with Dan Aaronson, Mark Borschulte and Sunny Liu)

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM – Orla Doyle, University College Dublin: Assessing the Continuity or Fade-out of Effects: Evidence from the Preparing for Life Trial at Age 9

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Coffee break

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM – Andrei Munteanu, ESG UQAM: Intergenerational persistence in the effects of compulsory schooling (with Titus Galama and Kevin Thom)

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM – Laëtitia Renée, Université de Montréal: The Long-Term Effects of Career Guidance in High School: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM – General discussion and closing remarks: Sylvana Côté, Université de Montréal, and Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM – Reception on the premises

6:00 PM – Conference dinner (by invitation only)

The organizers, Catherine Haeck, Sylvana Côté, Marie Connolly, and Andrei Munteanu, wish to thank the FRQSC, ESG UQAM, and the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) for their support.

Workshop participants are encouraged to stay at the hotel Delta Montreal, 475 Président-Kennedy Avenue.