Jakob Madsen, holder of the AMSE / Iméra “A world in crisis” chair (2023-24) will speak at the Iméra-AMSE Workshop on Gender Inequalities. This event will constitute a dynamic forum dedicated to exploring and addressing critical issues related to gender disparities. Taking place on January 23, 2024, at the AMU-AMSE premises in Marseille.

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Iméra-AMSE Workshop on Gender Inequalities

January 23, 2024
Venue: AMU-AMSE, 5 boulevard Maurice Bourdet, 13001 Marseille – Amphi

At the core of the rationale is the recognition that gender inequality is a multifaceted problem, rooted in historical, social, and economic contexts. The workshop seeks to situate this challenge within a broader framework, acknowledging the interconnectedness of factors that contribute to disparities between genders. It aims to foster a deeper understanding of the nuanced ways in which gender roles, societal norms, and technological advancements intersect and shape inequalities. By addressing these complexities, this workshop aims to contribute to the development of informed strategies and solutions.

Throughout the workshop, participants will engage with research that spans diverse fields, each shedding light on different dimensions of gender inequality. From the examination of contract farming as a potential bridge for knowledge and productivity gaps to the exploration of historical perspectives on gender wage gaps, discussions will offer a comprehensive view of the challenges at hand. The workshop underscores the importance of collective action and aims to provide a space for dialogue that transcends disciplinary boundaries, fostering collaboration and enriching our collective understanding of gender inequalities.


14.00 Habiba Djebbari
Contract Farming Can Bridge Knowledge and Productivity Gender Gaps: Evidence
from Benin
, with Esther B. Ogouniyi Adimi and Rosaine N. Yegbemey

14.45 Charles Gottlieb
Understanding the Gender Division of Work across Countries, with C. Doss, D. Gollin,
and M. Poschke

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Jakob Madsen
Gender wage gaps in a historical perspective

16.45 Jade Ponsard
Collective action and gender roles: evidence from suffragette demonstrations

17.30 Short break

17.45 Cecilia García-Peñalosa
Technological change and Gender norms, with Bjorn Brey and Edoardo Cefala

18.30 Cocktail at AMSE for all participants

About our resident research fellow

Jakob Madsen is Professor of Economics at University of Western Australia and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, he is the holder of the AMSE / Iméra “A world in crisis” chair (2023-24).

Jakob Madsen’s research project at Iméra, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University, aims to trace the origins and evolution of gender wage gaps in advanced countries over the past two centuries.