IZA Workshop: Economics of Time Use and Mental Health: Stress, Sleep, Fatigue and Employment

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries


    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

    Paris, Palaiseau

    The 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference will be on the topic of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Bonn, Germany

    The 7th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education will be helf on October 19 – 20, 2023, in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will combine invited presentations with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.

    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction


    The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought incredible destruction in Ukraine and suffering for the Ukrainian population. In the first two months after February 24th, 2022, economic activities came to a standstill for most Ukrainian workers and firms. However, as time passed, the Ukrainian population has shown its resilience and tremendous courage as economic activity slowly but steadily recovered. Like in many prior conflicts, labor markets and economic production have continued to exist in Ukraine.

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

IZA Workshop: Economics of Time Use and Mental Health: Stress, Sleep, Fatigue and Employment
October 05, 2021 - October 06, 2021
The well-being and mental health effects of labor market activity are a challenge for modern economies. This includes the effects of stress, fatigue, sleep as well as anxiety and depression. Covid-19 has put the healthy lifestyles of many families under strain, however, we still have little evidence on how it has transformed people use of time in terms of household allocation to a number of productive, and household activities.

This workshop will focus on discussing the effects of health behaviors on labor market, family and and household decisions.

Key themes
  • Time use during Covid-19
  • Time use and family health behaviors
  • Time use and gender
  • Behavioral effects time and financial stress
  • Sleep and employment
  • Fatigue and leisure consumption
  • Sleep deprivation wellbeing
  • Employment and time use
  • Mental health and labor market
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Daniel S. Hamermesh (Barnard College and IZA; and IZA World of Labor Editor-in-Chief).

For further information, visit the workshop website.  
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