2023 HILDA Survey Research Conference
27 & 28 September, the University of Melbourne
The Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research is proud to present the 2023 HILDA Survey Research Conference, supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
With 21 years of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey data now available, the Conference will emphasise research findings that track how the lives of many Australians have been changing over the course of the 21st century and what factors have been driving that change. Particular emphasis will be given to the consequences of change, including impacts on health and subjective well-being, employment and jobs, family life, and incomes and wealth.
The 2023 HILDA Survey Research Conference will be held at the University of Melbourne over two days: 27 & 28 September.
Please save the dates in your calendar and sign up to our mailing list below to receive further information regarding the event and registration in the months to come.
We are now welcoming submissions from licensed HILDA data users. There will be a competitive selection process, and presenters of selected papers who have to travel to attend will be provided with a generous subsidy to help cover airfares and accommodation (applicable to one presenter per paper).
Submission: Short abstract (min 200 words) allowed but extended abstract (at least 2 pages) or completed paper preferred. Abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the conference organisers to judge the merits of the paper.
Due date for submissions: 31 May 2023
Paper selection criteria:
- Use of unit record data from the HILDA Survey must be central to all submissions.
- Priority will be given to papers that exploit the longitudinal nature of the data, in particular those that provide insights into how life in Australia has been changing over the last two decades and what the consequences of those changes have been.
- Authors of all selected papers will be expected to deliver a complete, or close to complete, paper by 25 August, which will then be forwarded to an invited discussant.
- Up to $1000 to support airfares and accommodation will be available to presenters (applicable to one presenter per paper) who have to travel to attend the conference. Payment will be via reimbursement upon receipt sightings, processed after the conference.
- Conference registration fees for presenters (limited to one presenter per paper) will be waived. They will also receive a complimentary invitation to the conference dinner to be held on the evening of 27th September.
Session format: Each session will incorporate two individual papers which will be paired together. Each paper will involve a 25 minute oral presentation by the author, a 7 minute commentary by an invited discussant, and 13 minutes Q&A with audience.
To submit, please email your abstract or paper (Microsoft Word or PDF format) alongside your full name, position and organisation (and those of any co-authors) to HILDA-Conference@unimelb.edu.au by Wednesday, 31 May 2023.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting authors of successful papers by Saturday, 1 July 2023.
For queries contact:
Tel: +61 3 8344 2100
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