The Poverty and Social Justice Research Group (PSJ) is a multi-disciplinary group that seeks to push the frontiers of poverty research. It critically engages with the global poverty agenda and discusses the theoretical, empirical and policy-relevant research on poverty, vulnerability and global inequality.
Members of PSJ group are world leading scholars researching poverty, social justice, wellbeing and global inequality. Their research has theoretically and empirically contributed to understanding the dynamics and causes of global poverty and to examine the effectiveness of various policy solutions to address these causes. The group members come from various disciplines such as economics, politics, geography and sociology.
The one-day workshop aims at bringing together researchers on poverty and social justice in an attempt to showcase their current work and discussing the theoretical advances, methodological debates and practices of poverty and social justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
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Registration and Coffee
9.30 - 10.45 Panel 1: Inequalities
Chair: Solava Ibrahim (GDI, University of Manchester)
V. Iversen, A. Krishna and K. Sen; Rags to Riches: Intergenerational occupational mobility in India. Daniele Malerba, Do contextual inequalities translate into inequalities of policy effectiveness? An empirical examination of a conditional cash transfer in Brazil. Ralitza Dimova and Karim Stephan; Inequality of Opportunity and (Unequal) Opportunities in the Youth Labour Market: How is the Arab World Different?
10.45 -11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.15 Panel 2: Politics
Chair: Prof Sam Hickey (GDI and ESID, University of Manchester)
Eyob Gebremariam, Ideological Roots of the aspiring Ethiopian ‘Democratic Developmental State’. Chris Lyon, Brazil’s ‘new social contract’: critical reflections from a relational conception of social justice. Solava Ibrahim, Uprisings and their Discontents
12.15 -1.00pm Lunch Break
1.00 - 2.15 Plenary Session (Joint Session with Economics DA, SoSS)
Chair: Prof Kunal Sen (GDI and ESID, University of Manchester)
Professor Clive Bell, Professor of Economics, University of Heidelberg; Income Guarantees and Borrowing in Risky Environments: Evidence from India’s Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
2.15- 2.30 Coffee break
2.30 - 4.00 Panel 3: Data and Measurement
Chair: Prof Armando Barrientos (GDI, University of Manchester) (TBC)
Katsushi Imai; Estimation of Vulnerability to Poverty using a Multilevel Longitudinal Model: Evidence from the Philippines. Amanda Telias Simunovic, Measurement of vulnerability to poverty in Chile
4.30 – 6.00pm Keynote Public Lecture with Dr Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam (Venue: Lecture Theatre A, University Place)
Chair: Prof David Hulme (GDI and ESID, University of Manchester)
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