Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gender in Society

when 8 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 800

This summer school aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the connection between gender and society. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore various trends and theoretical perspectives, applied to significant societal challenges. Specifically, we will address economic and sociological issues, such as the wage gap between genders and the underrepresentation of women in various domains. Our focus will be on analyzing the root causes of these issues and examining potential government interventions. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a deeper knowledge of the topic and developed the skills to discuss and analyze the relationship between gender and society. Additionally, the program will cover a range of empirical research methods used to study this relationship, such as experimental techniques and causal inference, offering participants practical insights into conducting research.

Course leader

Klarita Gërxhani is a Professor in Socio-Economics and head of department of Ethics, Governance and Society, at the School of Business and Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Katharina Brütt is Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Target group

The Summer School welcomes master students, PhD students, post-docs as well as practitioners who are interested in learning more about the role of gender in society.

Admission requirements
The Summer School welcomes master students, PhD students, post-docs as well as practitioners with a social science background. A basic knowledge of statistical methods is useful, but no formal specific knowledge is required.

Course aim

Learning Objectives

Get acquainted with key interdisciplinary literature on gender;
Evaluate critically the scholarly validity of research findings from different methodological angles;
Present social science research findings on gender both orally and in writing;
Develop own research designs on gender, choosing appropriate research methods;

Credits info

3 EC
Participants who joined at least 80% of all sessions, hand in the team assignment and deliver a quality presentation at the end of the week receive a certificate of participation stating that the summer school is equivalent to a workload of 3 ECTS. Note that it is the student’s own responsibility to get these credits registered at their own university.

Fee info

EUR 800: Early Bird for PhD and Master students (available until April 15) € 800
PhD and Master Students € 1.000
EUR 1500: Early Bird for Academics (incl. postdocs) and Professionals (available until April 15) € 1500
Academics (incl. postdocs) and Professionals € 2.000