Research School for Economic and Social History


Call for papers Special Issue IHE-EHR on causes and consequences of gender disparities – deadline 31 July 2024

The recent Nobel Prize awarded to Professor Claudia Goldin highlights the importance of understanding the evolution and drivers of gender differences in our societies. The journal Investigaciones de Historia Económica – Economic History Research (IHE-EHR) is preparing a special issue to honour the work of Professor Goldin and present novel research on the causes and consequences of gender disparities.

Editors of this special issue Faustine Perrin (Lund University), Daniel Gallardo-Albarrán (Wageningen University) and Sara Torregrosa-Hetland (Public University of Navarre invite contributions on a wide array of topics that may include (among others) some of the following themes:

  • The long-run evolution and drivers of female labour outcomes (e.g. wages, labor force participation, labor conditions), demographic outcomes (e.g. fertility, nuptiality, morbidity, mortality) or educational outcomes (e.g. enrolment, years of schooling)
  • The consequences of gender disparities for living standards, household economic strategies, etcetera
  • Female entrepreneurship
  • The political consequences of female political representation
  • The gendered impacts of welfare states and tax systems
  • The interaction of gender with class, race and other factors in generating unequal outcomes

Studies taking a long-term perspective from a wide geographical and temporal coverage are welcomed. Both comparative studies and studies on single locations, sectors, or businesses, will be considered for publication. Papers should be written in Spanish or English. The deadline for the submission of papers is 31 July 2024; consult the call for specifications.