Sixth IESR-GLO Joint Workshop at Jinan University, October 26-27, 2023: REPORT.

The 6th IESR-GLO joint workshop on “Gender Issues and Domestic Violence” took place in Guangzhou, Jinan University, China, on October 26-27, 2023. The event was jointly organized by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) of Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) with the support of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE).

The two-days workshop discussed family, gender and child issues including gender equality and sexual & domestic violence. These issues are and remain of particular interest for future publications of JOPE. The event also reviewed and celebrated the recent success JOPE has achieved with impact factor IF = 6.1 and CiteScore 9.2.

On the invitation of IESR Director Shuaizhang Feng, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann had already given a public lecture at Jinan University on “Economic Preferences Across Generations” on October 25.

Day 1 October 26
12:00-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-2:45 PM

  • Welcome Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University and GLO
  • Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) & IESR-GLO Collaboration
    Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT and GLO, JOPE Editor-in-Chief

Impact Factor 2022 IF = 6.1
CiteScore 2022 = 9.2

Among the top 12 best cited articles for the 2022 Impact Factor are two papers with IESR authors:

Rank 1: Qiu, Y., Chen, X. & Shi, W. Impacts of social and economic factors on the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China. JOPE 33, 1127–1172 (2020). OPEN ACCESS.
Rank 11: Meng, X., Xue, S. Social networks and mental health outcomes: Chinese rural–urban migrant experience. JOPE 33, 155–195 (2020). Free to read:

From the left: Wei Shi, Yun Qiu, JOPE Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor Shuaizhang Feng & Sen Xue. The handling editor of both articles was the Editor-in-Chief.

JOPE Collections and calls for papers: One focus (collection) is Sexual and Domestic Violence. JOPE Associate Editors Astghik Mavisakalyan and Dave Ribar are important advisors in the JOPE Editorial Board for this focus.

Recommended reading:
Prettyman, A., Ribar, D.C. (2022). Child Abuse and Neglect. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham.
Hsu, L., Henke, A. (2022). Intimate Partner Violence. In: Zimmermann, K.F. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham.

Session I – Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann

2:45-3:30 PM

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health

Tushar Bharati (University of Western Australia), Michael Dockery (Curtin University),
Astghik Mavisakalyan (Curtin University and GLO) and Loan Vu (Curtin University)

3:30-4:00 PM Break

4:00-4:45 PM 

  • No Pain, More Gain: Anti-domestic Violence Law and Female Wages in Rural China

Liu Xinyan, CUHK and GLO
The author is a 2023-24 VirtYS scholar, Astghik Mavisakalyan her mentor in this program.

4:45-5:30 PM

  • Women, Violence and Work: Threat of Sexual Violence and Women’s Decision to Work

Tanika Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Management and GLO; Nafisa Lohawala,
University of Michigan

5:30 PM: JOPE internal meeting

Discussion of Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann & Editor Shuaizhang Feng with JOPE Associate Editors Astghik Mavisakalyan & Dave Ribar (online) as well as Tanika Chakraborty & Xiao Zhang about the focus Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Shuaizhang Feng, Tanika Chakraborty, Astghik Mavisakalyan & Klaus F. Zimmermann

Day 2 October 27

Sen Xue (left) & Shuaizhang Feng

Session II – Chair: Sen Xue

9:00-:9:45 AM

  • The Impact of Ozone Pollution on Mortality: Evidence from China

Yunning Liu, Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control; Yun Qiu, Jinan University and GLO; Wei Shi, Jinan University and GLO; Maigeng Zhou, Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control

9:45-10:30 AM

  • Parental Migration, Parenting and Children’s Skill Development

Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University and GLO; James J. Heckman, University of Chicago and GLO; Jun Hyung Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and GLO; Yuejie Han, Jinan University; Sen Xue, Jinan University and GLO

10:30-11:00 AM Break

Session III – Chair: Shuaizhang Feng

11:00-11:45 AM

  • Shaping Gender Role Attitudes: Intergenerational Impacts of Parental Occupational Differences during Adolescence

Shu Cai, Jinan University and GLO; Wei Luo, Jinan University and GLO; Zheng Zhong, Jinan University

11:45-12:30 AM 

  • Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China

Shuai Chu, Renmin University and GLO, Xiangquan Zeng, Renmin University and GLO & Klaus
F. Zimmermann

Shuaizhang Feng
, Jinan University & GLO