The Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies invites you to a conference on the Economics of Sexual Orientation August 27th-28th at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.
The aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of researchers focusing on issues related to the economics of sexual orientation. Although the emphasis is on economics we also welcome submissions on this topic from other disciplines.
Invited keynote speaker is M V Lee Badgett, professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Lee Badgett was first to document a sexual orientation wage gap in her pioneering and well-cited article “The Wage Effects of Sexual Orientation Discrimination” from 1995 published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
Conference fees will be covered by the organizer.
Tuesday, August 27:
10:30 Registration in Glaset in the K-building, Linnaeus University
11:30 Lunch at Teleborgs slott
All presentations will be in room K1076 in the K-building at Linnaeus University.
12:30 am Opening: Dean Helén Anderson, Linnaeus University
12:40 am Going Global with SOGI Research in Economics: Demand,
Data and Low-Hanging Fruit
Keynote Lecture by M V Lee Badgett, University of
1:40 pm Two Decades of Same-Sex Marriage in Sweden -
A Demographic Account of Developments in Marriage,
Childbearing, and Divorce
Martin Kolk and Gunnar Andersson
2:10 pm Coffee and poster session
3:00 pm Who Gives Birth (First) in Female Same-Sex Couples in Sweden?
Katarina Boye and Marie Evertsson
3:30 pm Income Trajectories after Transitioning to Parenthood:
Female Same-Sex Couples in the Netherlands
Katharina Stückradt, Eva Jaspers, and Ruben van Gaalen
4:00 pm Coffee
4:30 pm Interactions Between Non-Discrimination Laws and Socio-
economic Status of Sexual Minorities
5:00 pm Occupational Achievements of Same-Sex Couples in the US
by Gender and Race
Coral del Río and Olga Alonso-Villar
7:00 pm Dinner at PM & Vänner
Wednesday, August 28:
8:30 am Roots of Tolerance among Second-Generation Immigrants
Niclas Berggren, Martin Ljunge, and Therese Nilsson
9:00 am Customer and Worker Discrimination Against Gay and Lesbian
Ali Ahmed and Mats Hammarstedt
9:30 am Tolerance of Homosexuality and Time at Work among Gays
and Lesbians in the United States
Mary Eschelbach Hansen, Michael E Martell, and Leanne
10:00 pm Coffee
10:30 am Do Same-Sex Marriage Laws Really Improve Adolescent
D Mark Anderson, Kevin Hsu, and Joseph J Sabia
11:00 am The Effect of Gender Non-Conformity on Labor and Health
Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from AddHealth
Ian Burn and Michael E Martell
11:30 am Coming Out as Gay or Lesbian: An Econometric Study of
the Socio-Economic Determinants of Sexual Orientation
Thierry Laurent and Ferhat Mihoubi
12:00 am Lunch at Teleborgs Castle
2:00 pm European LGBTQ Economists Meeting
Poster session August 27, 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm:
Symbol Matters Little but for Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage Legalization and Partnership Stability
Shuai Chen and Jan C van Ours
Sexual Orientation and Intra-household Specialization before and after the
Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada
Maryam Dilmaghani and Jason Dean
Are Transgender Individuals Discriminated against in the Hiring Process?
Ali Ahmed, Per Andersson and Mark Granberg
Sexual Identity and Earnings: The Role of Industry and Occupation
Does the Gender Composition in Couples Matter for the Division of Labor after Childbirth?
The Labour Market Outcomes of Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Genderqueer Individuals
Sexual Orientation and Self-employment: Evidence from Sweden
What Does Someone's Gender Identity Signal to Employers?
Hanna Van Borm, Marlot Dhoop, Allien Van Acker, and Stijn Baert
Aldén Lina, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Alonso-Villar Olga, University of Vigo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andersson Gunnar, Stockholm University, email@example.com
Andersson Per, Linköping University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Badgett Lee, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, email@example.com
Bastani Spencer, Linnaeus University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bastani Stefanie, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Berggren Niclas, Research Institute of Industrial Economic, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boye Katarina, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, email@example.com
Burn Ian, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlsson Magnus, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Carrino Nico, University of Pennsylvania, Twitter,firstname.lastname@example.org
Chen Shuai, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, email@example.com
del Rio Otero Coral, University of Vigo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Jason, Wilfrid Laurier University, email@example.com
Eklund Jonathan, University of Tuebingen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eriksson Madeleine, Stockholm university, email@example.com
Evertsson Marie, SOFI, Stockholm University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Jefferson, Royal Holloway College, University of London,
Geerts Allison, Stockholm University/Swedish Institute for Social Research, email@example.com
Granberg Mark, Linköping University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hammarstedt Mats, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Jaspers Eva, Utrecht University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kolk Martin, Stockholm University, email@example.com
Laurent Thierry, University Paris Saclay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mann Samuel, Swansea University, email@example.com
Martell Mike, Bard College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miao Dingquan, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Miao Chizheng, Linnaeus University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Moberg Ylva, Swedish institute for social research (SOFI), Stockholm University, email@example.com
Reshid Abdulaziz, Linnaeus University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rooth Dan-Olof, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Sabia Joseph, San Diego State University, University of New Hampshire & IZA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Matthew, School of Economics, University College Dublin, email@example.com
Strinic Andrea, Linnaeus University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Swahnberg Hanna, Linnaeus University, email@example.com
Van Borm Hannah, Ghent University, Hannah.VanBorm@UGent.be
Wang Zhizheng, Linnaeus University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers
The Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies invites submissions of papers to a conference on the Economics of Sexual Orientation August 27th-28th at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. The aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of researchers focusing on issues related to the economics of sexual orientation. Although the emphasis is on economics we also welcome submissions on this topic from other disciplines. The number of papers is limited to 10–15 but we will also organize poster sessions.
Invited keynote speaker is M V Lee Badgett, professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Lee Badgett was first to document sexual orientation wage gap in her pioneering and well-cited article “The Wage Effects of Sexual Orientation Discrimination” from 1995 published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Since then she has continuously contributed with important knowledge to the field and been active in the public debate regarding LGBT issues.
Deadline for submissions is May 1. Please submit your paper here. Acceptance decisions will be announced by May 20. Presenters of accepted papers and other persons wishing to attend the conference should register by June 14.
Information about posters
The poster should be in size A1 portrait format, i.e. 594 mm (23.4 in) x 841 mm (33.1 in). You may choose to bring your poster with you, or have it printed at Linnaeus University (this service is free of charge).
If you would like to print your poster at the university you need to send the file in PDF format to email@example.com no later than Friday, August 23. In your email please include the words CESO2019 as well as your name and any special instructions. The poster can be picked up at the Infocenter in the main building at the Linnaeus University campus between 8:00am-4:00pm Monday August 26th or Tuesday August 27th.
For participants with an accepted paper, to register follow the instructions in the acceptance e-mail.
For participants wishing to attend without a paper please register here
The conference will take place in the K-buliding and the registration is at Glaset in the same buliding, see map. All the presentions during the conference will be in room K1076. Lunch will be served nearby, at Teleborg slott.
The conference dinner will be held at the Michelin star restaurant PM & Vänner, see map.
We have pre-booked rooms at the hotels listed below. Please, call or email the hotel directly and mention the booking code "CESO 2019" when you book to get our special price. Note: The pre-booked rooms can not be reserved on-line on the hotels own website or through an on-line third party wholesaler. VAT not included in prices below.
Elite Park Hotel
(single room from 975 SEK/night)
Västra Esplanaden 10-14
SE-351 06 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone +46 470 – 70 22 00.
Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
(single room from 996 SEK/night)
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
SE-352 33 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email email@example.com
or telephone +46 470 – 134 00
PM & Vänner Hotel
(Executive single room from 1665 SEK/night)
SE-352 31 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone +46 470 – 75 97 00
If you want to share a room, the hotels above offer rooms for double occupancy at a slightly higher price.
To reach Växjö
It is possible to reach Växjö (VXO) by flight via Amsterdam (Schiphol, AMS). You can search for flight connections on KLM.com
Another convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup, CPH), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes about two and half hours to travel from the airport to Växjö.
Train tickets at Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)
There are two train companies, SJ and Öresundstågen, that will take you from Copenhagen to Växjö. You can buy tickets using vending machines in the luggage claim area or tickets offices at the airport.
You can find train schedule and also purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en or Lanstrafikenkron.se/en
In case you enter Sweden from the east (Finland, Russia, China and Japan) it can also be convenient to take a flight to Stockholm airport Arlanda (ARN) and then continue with a domestic flight to Växjö. There are flight departures Bromma (BMR). Visit flygbra.se/en for departures from Bromma.
If you travel by train from Stockholm you can find train schedule and purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en
Flight connections and more useful travel information on smalandairport.se/en
To reach campus
To reach campus
Linnaeus University is located about 2.5 kilometers south of the city center.
Bus to campus
The best way to reach campus is to take bus number 3 heading towards "Universitetet". Our recommendation is to buy a "Visitor's ticket". With this, you can travel all over Växjö city and you can choose between a ticket valid for either 24 or 72 hours. The ticket can be purchased on board the bus or at the customer center (Växjö resecentrum) at Växjö railway station. If you want to pay on the bus we suggest you use your credit card. If you pay with cash there is an extra fee. The price varies between SEK 67 and SEK 144 depending on whether you choose 24 hours or 72 or hours and your age. More information on Lanstrafikenkron.se/en
Many of the hotels offer bicycles if you prefer that. It takes about 20 minutes by bike from the city centre to Linnaeus University.
Map of campus
On this page "Map with buildings and rooms" you find a map of campus in Växjö