Parenthood and the double x economy

Hosted by the Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy

Old Theatre, Old Building


Professor Linda Scott

Professor Linda Scott

Professor Henrik J Kleven

Professor Henrik J Kleven


Alison McGovern MP

Alison McGovern MP



Professor Camille Landais

Professor Camille Landais

In this event, expert and best-selling author Linda Scott, in a conversation with academic and political leaders, will discuss how the unequal division of the burden of parenthood fuels women’s systematic exclusion from economic participation.

The event will explore what actions and policies can be done to tackle the family penalty and address the fundamental exclusion at the heart of the "double x economy".

Meet our speakers and chair

Linda Scott (@ProfLindaScott) is Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Oxford. She founded the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a coalition of eleven major multinationals who word together on women’s economic empowerment. She is currently a gender advisor to the World Bank.

Henrik Kleven is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Copenhagen. His research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective public policies. 

Alison McGovern (@Alison_McGovern) is the Labour MP for Wirral South, and has been an MP since 2010. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Minister for Employment.

Camille Landais (@landais_camille) is Director of STICERD, Public Economics Programme Co-director, Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy Co-Director and Professor of Economics at LSE.

More about this event

The Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy (@hubequalrep) is a team of economics researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science focused on improving representation of women and minorities at work.

Explore LSE’s dedicated hub Understanding the UK Economy, showcasing research and expertise on the state of the UK economy, its global context and its future.

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