Brown Bag Seminar - Ms. Johanna Posch, Ph.D. (Analysis Group)

We invite you to the 32nd and 7th online Brown Bag Seminar, which will take place on Thursday, March 18, 2021. starting at 2 pm via the Google Meet app. The cycle of the Brown Bag Seminars will be continued by Ms. Johanna Posch, Ph.D. (Analysis Group, London), who will present the work in progress (please, feel free to see the current version of the paper on the NBER website) “Do Family Policies Reduce Gender Inequality? Evidence from 60 Years of Policy Experimentation ", co-authored by Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, Andreas Steinhauer and Josef om Zweimüller.
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Summary of the presentation:
This paper studies the impact of parental leave and child care on the full dynamics of male and female earnings. Using administrative data covering the labor market and birth histories of Austrian workers we identify the causal effects of all family policy reforms since the 1950s in Austria. Our results show that the enormous expansions of parental leave and child care subsidies have had virtually no impact on gender convergence.

Johanna Posch is an Associate at Analysis Group, London. Previously, she was a Ph.D. researcher at the European University Institute and a visiting researcher at the University of Zurich. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute.

Description of the Brown Bag Seminar concept:
The Brown Bag Seminar (BBS) is an informal one-hour workshop with aim of presenting research in different stages of design (ideas, rounded theoretical framework, conducted empirical research, etc.), promoting discussion and creating a stimulating environment focused on the constructive discussion between exhibitors and the rest of participants of the seminar. The basic idea of the BBS is to create a platform where at least once a month, the FEB ZG employees will have the opportunity to present the ideas and articles they work on within their scientific-research work. We invite you to respond and help with your constructive comments to exhibitors and expose by yourself the topics you are currently working on, unpublished works or present the research ideas you are thinking about.
The idea is that presentations (in English or Croatian - depending on the presenter's preference) last for 30-40 minutes, and is followed by a discussion. 
On behalf of the organizers,
Assist. Prof. Velibor Mačkić, Ph.D.