Background

Only about 60% of the economic participation gender gap and only 21% of the political empowerment gap have been closed, according to the World Economic Forum. Join this Summer School to learn how research can inform evidence-based policy-making.

Learn more on the Summer School from Prof. Elsa Fornero, former Minister of Labour of Italy and Director of the Centre for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies. 

There is now widespread recognition of the importance of gender strategies in promoting growth and development and in improving welfare systems. This is reflected both in the increasing importance of gender-specific programs aimed at strengthening women's participation in economic life, in politics and in institutions, and in the progress of theoretical analysis and indicators for monitoring and evaluating these programs.

Economic and social policies that aim to respond to equality challenges must be based on solid evidence and research. This Summer School - a joint endeavour of ITCILO, University of Turin, Turin Polytechnic and Collegio Carlo Alberto - gives Master and PhD Students a rare opportunity to interact with top level academics and explore the gender dimensions of the economy and their different impacts on society, with an interdisciplinary approach.

Building on the reputation earned from the success of the past two editions, and thanks to a consolidated group of high level academics and experts, the school will provide an intensive, in-depth look at the linkages between gender, economics and social policies; participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their current research in an international environment.

A 3-month internship/visiting period in the Fall 2016 at CeRP Collegio Carlo Alberto or at the Department of Economics, University of Turin, sponsored by UniCredit & Universities Foundation, will be offered to two students. The selection will based on CVs and research topics.

 

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