The Social Gradient in Human Capital Formation

Uppsala May 27-28, 2019

Parental behaviors and living conditions in childhood have been shown to influence child health and the development of both non-cognitive and cognitive skills. Inequalities in early human capital formation contribute to a social gradient in school performance and labor market outcomes. Yet, the various pathways between child health, human capital formation and the environment and institutions with which the child interacts are not well understood.

Researchers from a number of European and US research institutions will present and discuss research contributing to the understanding on the social gradient in human capital formation with a special focus on health.

Keynote speaker: Gabriella Conti, University College London.

Venue: Ekonomikum, Lecture Hall 2, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala.

Schedule:     9.30 – 17.00  27 May 2019
                      9.00 – 16.00  28 May 2019

Conference fee: Participation, including lunches and coffee, is free of charge.

Conference dinner: 18.30 27 May 2019 free of charge for researchers, otherwise at own expense (limited number of seats).

Organizers: Department of Economics, UCLS, IFAU and HEFUU.



For further information, contact Helena Svaleryd

Best regards,

Eva Mörk, Anna Sjögren, and Helena Svaleryd