Parallel session
Gender inequality in Latin America

Parallel 6.2 | Room 2: Thursday, 6 October 2022, 15:10-16:40 (UTC-5)

This session is jointly organized and sponsored with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA). The papers in this session discuss gender inequality and its impact in various spheres of life. The impact of motherhood, child care services, market conditions and cultural norms are investigated in depth.


15:10-16:40 (UTC-5)

Raquel Fernández ​| Chair

Raquel Fernández is Professor of Economics at New York University and at the University of Oslo in Norway. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a member of the Council of the European Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society. She is a Research Fellow of CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy, London), where she has been co-director of the Public Policy Program (1999-2007), a Research Associate of NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research), and a Research Fellow of IZA.

Verónica Amarante | Presenter

Hours of work and early child education and care services in Latin America: Evidence from Latin American countries

Verónica Amarante is Professor at Instituto de Economía, Universidad de la República (Udelar). Prior appointment: ECLAC, United Nations. Holds a PhD in Economics from Sussex University and a MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Economist from Universidad de la República (Udelar). Research interests: development, labor market, gender.

Maria Edo ​| Presenter

Motherhood and flexible jobs: Evidence from Latin American countries

María Edo is a professor and researcher at “Universidad de San Andrés”, where she is the Academic Director of the Center of Studies for Human Development (CEDH). María holds a PhD in Economics from UdeSA. Her research interests include Poverty Measurement, Social Policies and Gender Economics.

Mariana Violaz | Presenter

Lucky women in unlucky cohorts: Gender differences in the effects of initial labor market conditions in Latin America

Mariana Viollaz is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from UNLP and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the ILR School of Cornell University, USA. Her research is focused on gender, labor, and household economics in developing countries.

Maira Colacce | Presenter

Culture, intra-household resources sharing and global mapping of individual poverty

Maira Colacce is a PhD candidate at Bordeaux School of Economics (France) and a Research Associate at Instituto de Economía of Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Her research interests are in poverty, inequality, and gender, with a special focus on individual well-being and intra-household distribution of resources.