Upward Mobility, Cognitive and Non-cognitive skills, and the Role of Policy Workshop

From 13 November, 2014 to 14 November, 2014

Workshop Schedule

Date and venue: 13-14 November 2014 at Charles Perkins Centre
(Level 6, Room 60.03)
Organizer: Stefanie Schurer, School of Economics, University of Sydney

What determines exceptional upward mobility? This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and policy-makers with backgrounds from economics, epidemiology, and psychology to discuss the causes and correlates, and factors that break the vicious cycle, of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage. The overall theme of the workshop builds on the observation that not everyone who is born into a life at the bottom will stay at the bottom, and not everyone who is born into a life at the top will continue such a privileged life. The main hypothesis for the workshop agenda is that children who start life at, but leave, the bottom have exceptional non-cognitive skills that are possibly interacting with very strong cognitive skills. So, which skills are most important for economic and social success, how do we measure them, what factors determine them and what is the role of policy-makers in skill formation?

The workshop will be an info
rmal gathering of 1 and 1/2 days of presentation and discussion. The following researchers will speak at the workshop (Click on PDF for presentation slides):rock climbers

Event details

  • When: 13 November 2014: 1pm - 5:30pm
                 14 November 2014: 9:30am - 5:15pm
  • Where:
    Seminar Room 60.3, Level 6
    Charles Perkins Centre

    Johns Hopkins Dr
    Camperdown NSW 2050

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  • Cost: Free and open to the public with online registration requested
  • RSVP: Register online now by entering your details at the bottom of the page.
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