6th IZA/World Bank Conference "Employment and Development"
In addition to the regular sessions in all fields of labor economics, special sessions on Social Protection and Labor Markets will be featured. The previous global recession has demonstrated the importance of social protection and shown that economic growth alone is insufficient to deal with poverty and hardship. And while high income countries have comprehensive social protection systems that help households cope with shocks, these systems are less developed in low and middle income countries. Moreover, they are often tailored to formal sector workers, thus poorly protecting the large share of informal sector workers; and attempts to reach out to the informal sector have at times generated further distortions. Accordingly, the thematic sessions welcome papers analyzing - the effect that social insurance and social assistance programs have on workers’ and firms’ behaviors (in particular regarding the decision to operate informally), and their economic implications; - the role of individuals “myopia” in determining the mandate of the social insurance system; - the design of redistributive arrangements and their effects on labor supply; and - the role of pay-roll and other taxes in financing the social insurance system.
|Event dates:||2011-05-30 – 2011-05-31|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2010-12-17|
|Organizers:||Institute for the Study of Labor IZA World Bank|
|Conference venue:||Mexico City|
Alpaslan Akay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Classification:||E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment ; E6 - Macroeconomic Policy Formation, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook ; H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue ; H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies ; J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics. General|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|