Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty

Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty

COURSE: Poverty Summer School organised by the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, the School of Applied Social Studies and the Centre for Cooperative Studies, University College Cork, funded by the IRCHSS and the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection.

18-22 June 2012 | University College Cork, Ireland

The key objectives of the Summer School will be to:

  • Critically analyse current poverty concepts and frameworks utilised within Ireland and Europe
  • Demonstrate the potential uses of existing datasets on poverty, including EU-SILC, Household Budget Survey and Census of Population, with hands-on experience of working with the datasets
  • Explore the variety of poverty measurement methodologies and the turn towards more participatory and community-centred approaches to poverty measurement and approaches
  • Examine the multidimensionality of poverty as it becomes manifest in specific issues and groups in the population.

Who should attend:
Postgraduate students and academics, researchers, staff of statutory and voluntary bodies, community activists, and all those with an interest in evaluating and engaging with research in the area of poverty and social inclusion.

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