Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS)

Educational Inequality Conference (July 5-6)

Mechanisms and Institutions

05July2018 06July2018 09:00


With this academic conference, AMCIS aims to bring together researchers working on educational inequalities by socioeconomic background, ethnic background and/or gender, from various disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science and educational sciences.

This can include studies that focus on mechanisms that explain how inequalities are created (e.g. in families, or in schools), and studies that focus on emergence or effects of institutional arrangements in educational systems.

Call for papers

To apply for the conference, please send an abstract (200-500 words) of the paper you would like to present to

Deadline for submissions is Thursday 15 March. 

AMCIS will inform you whether your paper is accepted for the conference in the first week of April.

There is only a limited number of places. 


Marius Busemeyer, University of Konstanz (tbc)
Michelle Jackson, Stanford University
Ludger Wößmann, University of Munich


For attending the two-day conference on July 5 & 6, AMCIS asks a participation fee of € 60, this includes dinner.

More practical information on registration and payment, as well as location, will be announced as soon as possible.

Conference organizing team

The conference is organized by a research team led by Prof. Herman van de Werfhorst at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of Amsterdam. The team aims to integrate studies on mechanisms with studies on institutional effects on inequality

Conference organizing team: Herman van de Werfhorst, Nigel Kragten, Andrea Forster, Lotte Scheeren, Sara Geven, Anatolia Batruch.

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