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Increasing Heterogeneity in the Workforce and its Impact

International Conference


December, 6 - 7, 2012


The conference will be held at the Congress Centre of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), Regensburger Str. 104 in Nuremberg, Germany.


This conference aims to cover several important dimensions of workforce heterogeneity (nationality, cultural background, skill and occupational dimensions, gender, and age structure), high-lighted from various perspectives and disciplines. The focus will be on the impact of diversity on important dimensions like productivity, wages, social inequality, discrimination. We intend to combine micro and macro perspectives by focusing on firm, regional, country and European levels.


  • Andres Rodriguez-Pose (London School of Economics, United Kingdom)

Program Committee

  • Peter Nijkamp (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Jacques Poot (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Uwe Blien (University of Bamberg, Germany)
  • Monika Jungbauer-Gans (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
  • Annekatrin Niebuhr (University Kiel, Germany)


Program with Presentations

Call for Papers

Workforce Heterogeneity and its Impact


Extended abstracts (1-2 pages, about 1000 words, pdf-file preferred) are expected by September 28, 2012. Please send your contribution to: You will be notified on acceptance of your paper October 15, 2012 at the latest.012.

Conference fee and travel costs

For junior researchers, a limited number of travel grants is available. Applications for these grants should be submitted along with the paper or abstract. The conference fee is 80€, which includes refreshments and lunches during the workshop, as well as the conference dinner on December 6th.

Contact / Organisation

Additional information


This event is supported by the project MIgrant DIversity and REgional DIsparity in Europe (MIDI REDIE), funded by the NORFACE research programme on Migration in Europe – Social, Economic, Cultural and Policy Dynamics (Scientific Director: Christian Dustmann).



 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg