The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan invites submission of proposals for a conference titled “Korean Families in Economic and Demographic Transitions: Parenting, Children’s Education, and Social Mobility,” to be held November 11–12, 2016, in Ann Arbor.
The conference, the sixth in the Perspectives on Contemporary Korea series, aims to bring scholars together to discuss how recent economic and demographic changes have affected parents and children in Korea and, at the same time, how changing family structure and arrangements have also contributed to recent economic and social inequality. In particular, the conference welcomes scholars with both quantitative and qualitative approaches to Korean families.
The conference organizers are Hyunjoon Park (email@example.com) of the Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, and Nojin Kwak (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Nam Center and Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan.
Proposals should consist of the following documents gathered into a single PDF file and submitted electronically:
- A cover page including the author’s (and coauthor’s) name, affiliation, title, mailing address, and e-mail address. A presenter of the paper, if accepted, should be indicated.
- A short abstract of no more than 200 words.
- An extended abstract of two or three pages (single-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, one-inch margins) substantial enough to present research questions clearly, explain their significance, outline data and methods to be used, and briefly review literature. If needed, tables and figures can be included and will not be counted toward the page limit.
The proposal should be submitted by means of the on-line form available here. The deadline is Friday, August 19, 2016. For accepted abstracts only, complete papers will be due to the organizers by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for inclusion in a peer-reviewed, edited volume to be published by the University of Michigan Press as part of the Perspectives on Contemporary Korea series. Selected participants will be asked to submit final papers by January 1, 2017.
Travel grants to defray the costs of attendance may be available to accepted participants, one per paper, by application.