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Workshop "Early childhood education and social inequalities" | May 30-31

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The Education Policy and Social Mobility Chair is glad to invite you to its annual workshop on May 30-31, 2022, at Paris School of Economics (48 bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris). The workshop will focus on early childhood.

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Workshop "Early childhood education and social inequalities"


Monday May 30

08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee

09:00-10:20 Session 1: Childcare access and social inequalities

  • "Childcare, skills, and the labor market" (Mikko Silliman, Juuso Mäkinen)
  • "Behavioral Barriers and the Socioeconomic Gap in Child Care Enrollment" (Henning Hermesa, Philipp Lergetporerb, Frauke Peterc, Simon Wiederhold)

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-12:40 Session 2: Quality of early childhood professionals

  • "Training Nursery Professionals to Techniques Fostering Children’s Language Acquisition: Effects of the ’Parler Bambin’ Program on Professionals’ Practices and on Children’s Development" (Clément de Chaisemartin, Quentin Daviot, Marc Gurgand, Sophie Kern)
  • "Workforce quality in early years interventions: Evidence from a large-scale home visiting program" (Sarah Cattan, Gabriella Conti, Christine Farquharson)
  • "Does Test-Based Teacher Recruitment Work in the Developing World? Experimental Evidence from Ecuador" (Maria Daniela Araujo, Guido Heineck, Yyannú Cruz-Aguayo)

12:40-14:00 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Registration and coffee

14:00-15:30 Keynote lecture: "Parental beliefs and child development" (Orazio Attanazio)

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-18:00 Table ronde (in French): "Education et petite enfance : entre universalisme et ciblage social, comment assurer l’accès de tous les enfants à des services de qualité ?" (with Carlo Barone, Pauline Domingo, Marc Gurgand, Mayalen Iron, Fabienne Rosenwald and Dominique Senequier)

18:00-19:00 Drinks

Tuesday May 31

08:30-09:00 Welcoming coffee

09:00-10:20 Session 3: Parenting (1)

  • "When fathers are gone: the consequences of paternal absence during the early years" (Julieta Vera Rueda)
  • ‘’Pregnancy Loss: Stress, Investment, and Subsequent Children’’ (Aline Butikofer, Deirdre Coy, Orla Doyle and Rita Ginja)

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-12:00 Session 4: Parents, daycare and preschools

  • “Impacts of free access to daycare on children and households” (Pedro Carneiro)
  • "Human Capital Production Among Disadvantaged Children: Contributions of Preschool and Parents" (Paul Gertler, Elise Huillery, Joost de Laat, Rocardo Montero)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:20 Session 5: Social interactions and community-run programs

  • "Improving Early Childhood Development in Rural Ghana Through Scalable Community-Run Play Schemes" (Orazio Attanasio, Bet Caeyers, Sarah Cattan, Lina Cardona Sosa)
  • "The Role of Social Interactions in Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Rural China" (Yiwei Qian, Sean Sylvia, Scott Rozelle)

14:20-14:40 Coffee break

14:40-16:00 Session 6: Parenting (2)

  • "Triggering Parental Time-Investments on Preschool Children through a mindful parenting program: the results of the 1st wave of “MinUTo: Mind Us Together" (M. Bigoni, M. Fort, C. Monfardini, A. Guarini, C. Suttora, A. Sansavini)
  • "Can Early Intervention have a Sustained Effect on Human Capital?" (Orla Doyle)