Virtual workshop on the changing nature of work and inequality

The changing nature of work and inequality project will hold a workshop online to discuss research in progress on 24-26 March via Zoom. The original workshop to be convened in Tunis, Tunisia has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Country-level research teams will present their work to date on the drivers of changes in earnings inequality for the project's twelve country case studies, in three regional sessions. Each team will have 30 minutes to present their results and share feedback with the other country teams.

Presentations include the first results to come from new databases constructed by the project which estimate, at a national level, for the first time, the routine-task intensity of different occupations in the labour market. These data are useful for determining the relationship between occupational task composition and earnings inequality in each country.

Tuesday, March 24, 16-19h: Latin America
  • 16:00 – 16:30 | The case of Argentina (Roxana Maurizio)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 | The case of Brazil (Sergio Firpo)
  • 17:00 – 17:30 | The case of Chile (Gabriela Zapata)
  • 17:30 – 18:00 | The case of Peru (Paola Ballón)
  • 18:00 – 19:00 | Discussion
Wednesday, March 25, 10-12:30h: Africa
  • 10:00 – 10:30 | The case of Ghana (Carlos Gradín)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 | The case of South Africa (Amy Thornton)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 | The case of Tunisia (Mohamed Ali)
  • 11:30 – 12:30 | Discussion
Thursday, March 26, 10-12:30h: Asia
  • 10:00 – 10:30 | The case of Bangladesh (Bidisha Sayema)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 | The case of India (Kanika Mahajan)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 | The case of Indonesia (Arief Yusuf)
  • 11:30 – 11:40 | The case of China (Chunbing Xing)
  • 11:40 – 12:30 | Discussion