Held annually, the international research conferences attract the best researchers from around the world and covers topical issues in the public policy community. The next conference, co-sponsored by the University of Maryland, is The Decline of the Middle Classes in the Developed World?
in Madrid, Spain. Hosted by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), the conference will take place on September 29 and 30, 2014. (An opening reception will take place the evening of September 28.)
Paper and panel submissions are welcomed on the social and economic condition of the middle class in individual or groups of countries (including trends over time), and on the contributing and countering factors, including: social welfare, macroeconomic policy, labor market conditions and policies, family structure, work/family issues, demographics (such as aging and disability), immigration and migration, and government cash transfer and remedial programs, including basic, secondary, post school and career-related, and higher education, and other workforce development efforts.
Proposals will be accepted from January 22 through March 31.