GRCH-GRIP Workshop April 24, 2020 — POSTPONED

The workshop scheduled for April 24 is postponed until further noticed, and will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined, due to COVID-19. Thank you for your comprehension.

The Role of Education in Social Mobility

The Research Group on Human Capital will hold its sixth workshop in collaboration with the Research unit on children’s psychosocial maladjustment (GRIP) on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Nine academic researchers from the fields of Economics, Sociology, 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 education and social mobility. 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 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Follow this link to register. Registration (including lunch) is free but mandatory.


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

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Opening remarks, Catherine Haeck and Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM: TBD

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM – Sylvana Côté, Université de Montréal: Harnessing the Power of Early Childhood Education and Care for Reducing Social Inequalities: Promises and Challenges

9:45 AM to 10:30 PM – Richard Tremblay, Université de Montréal: TBD

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Coffee break

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM – Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: Intergenerational and Place-based Effects of the Rosenwald Schools

11:45 AM to 12:30 PM – Jean-William Laliberté, University of Calgary: Parental Education Mitigates the Rising Intergenerational Transmission of Income

12:30 PM to 1:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM to 2:00 PM – Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto: TBD

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM – Florencia Torche, Stanford University: The Persistent Effect of Prenatal Stress on Children’s Outcomes

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM – Coffee break

3:15 PM to 4:00 PM – Orla Doyle, University College Dublin: Assessing the Continuity or Fade-out of Effects: Evidence from the Preparing for Life Trial at Age 9

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM – Candice Odgers, Duke University: Adolescents’ Social Status Perceptions Signals their Life Chances

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM – General discussion and closing remarks: Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Reception

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

The organizers, Catherine Haeck, Sylvana Côté, and Marie Connolly, wish to thank the SSHRC, FRQSC, ESG UQAM, QICSS, and CIRANO for their support.