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Social Mobility and Intergenerational Transmissions

The Research Group on Human Capital of UQAM's School of Management invites you to attend its fourth workshop, which will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at UQAM. Eight academic researchers from the fields of Economics and Sociology will present recent work on the theme of social mobility and intergenerational transmissions. The workshop is intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the theme of social mobility, broadly speaking, with a special interest in the role of public policies and interventions and their potential to equalize opportunities. Registration is free (including lunch) but mandatory.

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 8:55 AM to 5:10 PM. It 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.

Workshop schedule

8:30 AM to 8:55 AM — Registration, coffee and pastries served

8:55 AM to 9:00 AM — Opening remarks: Catherine Haeck, ESG UQAM, and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, McGill University

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM — Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM: Intergenerational Mobility between and within Canada and the United States (with Miles Corak, University of Ottawa, and Catherine Haeck, ESG UQAM)

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM — Yuri Ostrovsky, Statistics Canada: Recent Changes in Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada: Evidence from the Intergenerational Income Database

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM — Coffee break

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM — Florencia Torche, Stanford University: Early-life Exposures and Intergenerational Stratification

11:45 AM to 12:30 PM — Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley: Inequality of Educational Opportunity? Schools as Mediators of the Intergenerational Transmission of Income

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM — Lunch

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM — Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan: Multigenerational Cycles of Poverty? The Transmission of Childhood Poverty Across Three Generations (with Davis Daumler, University of Michigan, and Jingying He, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

2:15 PM to 3:00 PM — Jo Blanden, University of Surrey: Housing and Social Mobility (with Steve Machin, London School of Economics)

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM — Coffee break

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM — Thomas Soehl, McGill University: Educational Attainment of the Children of Immigrants: A New Approach to Conceptualizing and Measuring the Role of Context (with Renee Luthra, University of Essex, and Roger Waldinger, UCLA)

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM — Miles Corak, University of Ottawa: Gender and Intergenerational Mobility across Canada

5:00 PM to 5:10 PM — General discussion and closing remarks: Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM

5:10 PM to 6:00 PM — Cocktail

6:30 PM — Conference dinner (by invitation only)

The organizers wish to thank the FRQSC, CIRPÉE, ESG UQAM, CRDCN and QICSS for their support.

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