Love, Money & Parenting

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 20 December 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

How economics explains the way we raise our kids

This Event is organized by the Department of Economics.

“Helicopter parents” in the United States, authoritarian parents in China, and permissive parents in Sweden – do the various ways in which parents raise their children simply reflect national culture and tradition? Or is it rather economic incentives and constraints along with local economic conditions that shape parenting practices and what is considered good parenting in different nations? Does the growing inequality also result in an increasing “parenting gap” between richer and poorer families? In this lecture, Matthias Doepke introduces a novel approach to understanding parenting from the perspective of economic science.


Matthias Doepke, Full Professor, LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Moderated by:

Gerlinde Fellner-Röhling, Full professor and Deputy Head of Economics Department, WU Vienna

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Matthias Doepke
Gerlinde Fellner-Röhling
WU Vienna

c) Justin Barbin c) WUtv

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