AUSTIN, Texas—Marriage decisions and parents’ income will be among the topics discussed Saturday and Sunday (April 10-11) as scholars from across the country gather for a two-day conference at The University of Texas at Austin.
All sessions of “The Economics of Sex Roles and the Family” conference will be held in Room 1.118 of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Building at Speedway between 21st and 24th streets. The event is sponsored by the Murray Johnson Chair, an endowment in the department of economics.
The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and ends Sunday at noon. It is free and open to the public.
Among topics to be discussed are “Measuring Power in the Household,” “When Women Make More,” “The Wage Effects of Sexual Orientation,” “Parents’ Time and Children’s Well-Being” and “Good News for Low-Income Families: Tax and Transfer Schemes, and Marriage.”
Several experts in the field will participate in the conference including Dr. Ted Bergstrom, University of California at Santa Barbara; Dr. Duncan Thomas, University of California at Los Angeles; Dr. Richard Freeman, Harvard University; Dr. Alexandra Minicozzi, UT Austin; Dr. Hilary Hoynes, University of California at Berkeley; Dr. Dan Black, University of Kentucky; and Dr. Christopher Ruhm, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Hamermesh, UT Austin professor of economics, at 475-8526.