Call for Papers: Dynamics of Low Wage, Low Pay, and Transfer Receipt

Date: November 15 – 16, 2013

Location: Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany


In recent years the great recession and Euro crisis have affected national labor markets. In most countries, unemployment has risen. In some countries austerity policies put a break on wage increases and institutional reforms have supported the generation of extended low wage sectors. This directs new attention to the workings of national minimum income systems.

The conference will present international current research on trends and developments in the fields of low wage employment and transfer receipt (e.g., welfare, unemployment or other types of benefits) and the dynamics of these patterns over time.

We are interested in studies on national developments as well as on international patterns. Both micro- and macroeconomic analyses are welcome. The conference shall focus on empirical studies but heoretical contributions are welcome as well.

Key-Note Speakers:

  • Stephen JENKINS, London School of Economics
  • Jürgen ScHupp, DIW Berlin


The deadline for submission is June 15, 2013. please submit electronic versions of full papers or extended abstracts (3 pages) in pdf format to You will be notified on acceptance of your paper by end of July 2013. All presenters will be asked to submit full papers until October 15, 2013. All participants are requested to register no later than October 15, 2013.

Scientific Committee:

  • Lorenzo cAppELLARI, università cattolica Milan
  • Joachim MöLLER, IAB Nuremberg
  • Regina T. RIpHAHN, FAu Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Helmut RuDOLpH, IAB Nuremberg
  • Wiemer SALvERDA, university of Amsterdam
  • Joachim WOLFF, IAB Nuremberg

Conference Fee:

The conference fee is 80€, which includes refreshments and lunches during the workshop, as well as the conference dinner on November 15, 2013. participants presenting a paper are exempted from the conference fee (one person for coauthored papers). There is a small travel grant for ph.D. students, who present a paper at the workshop and provide a letter of their supervisor that confirms their current ph.D. student status. The grant covers 50 percent of the travel cost, but the grant is limited to a maximum of € 150.

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