Call for papers 

Conference: Educational Inequality – Mechanisms and Institutions

5 and 6 July 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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.


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

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 In the first week of April, we will inform you whether your paper is accepted for the conference. There is only a limited number of places. We ask for a participation fee of 60 euros (this includes dinner).

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.