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STICERD Public Events and Lectures

the Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy

Parenthood and the double x economy

Linda Scott (University of Oxford), joint with Henrik Kleven, Alison McGovern

Monday 04 September 2023 18:00 - 19:30

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Unless otherwise specified, in-person seminars are open to the public.

Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom if the event is hybrid.


About this event

In this event, expert and best-selling author Linda Scott, in a conversation with academic and political leaders, will discuss how the unequal division of the burden of parenthood fuels women’s systematic exclusion from economic participation.

Listen to a recording of the event:

The event will explore what actions and policies can be done to tackle the family penalty and address the fundamental exclusion at the heart of the "double x economy".

Linda Scott (@ProfLindaScott) is Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Oxford. She founded the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a coalition of eleven major multinationals who word together on women’s economic empowerment. She is currently a gender advisor to the World Bank.

Henrik Kleven is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Copenhagen. His research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective public policies. 

Alison McGovern (@Alison_McGovern) is the Labour MP for Wirral South, and has been an MP since 2010. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions).

Camille Landais (@landais_camille) is Director of STICERD, Public Economics Programme Co-director, Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy Co-Director and Professor of Economics at LSE.

The Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy (@hubequalrep) is a team of economics researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Sicience focused on improving representation of women and minorities at work.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHER

Find out how to attend

This public event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 

You can request one ticket via the online ticket request form, which will open after 10am on Monday 21 August. The ticket request form will be open until at least 10am on Wednesday 23 August. If after this time we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated. You will be notified within 3 working days whether your ticket request has been successful.

Find out more in the LSE Public Events website.

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, by email: l.chibwe@lse.ac.uk.