10. Poverty risks and social policy programmes in the 21st century
Conveners: Johan Fritzell, Veli-Matti Ritakallio
Vaalavuo, Maria (European University Institute, EU)
Towards an Improved Measure of Income Inequality – The Role of Public Services in Income Redistribution from Cross-National Perspective
Matsaganis, Manos (Athens University of Economics and Business, GR)
Non take up of means-tested pensions in Greece and Spain
Goerne Alexander (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Yet another concept? Potentials and problems of the Capability Approach for analysing policies in relation to individual level outcomes
Bergmark, Ake & Bäckman, Olof (Institute for Futures Studies, SE)
Dynamics of social assistance receipt in 21st century Sweden
Kuivalainen Susan and Kenneth Nelson (University of Turku, FI)
Eroding minimum income in the Nordic countries and abroad? Reassessing the typical character of Nordic social assistance
Ranci Costanzo (Polytechnic of Milan, IT)
The political economy of social vulnerability. The social and political determinants of new social risks in western European countries
Carpentier Sarah (Antwerp University, BE)
The determinants of exit to paid labour from social assistance claimants: evidence for Belgium
Venturini Lorenzo (University of Turin, IT) and Jansova Eva (K.U. Leuven , BE)
Can we identify the clusters of minimum income schemes in the countries of the European Union?
Accolla Gisella (ORES Regional Observatory on Social Exclusion of Lombardy, IT)
Poverty and Well-being in Italian regions: a compared multidimensional fuzzy analysis based on Sen’s approach
Lee Sophia (University of Oxford, UK)
The Risk Shift in Post-industrial Economies: Rethinking “New Risk” by a Comparative Study on Social Risks in 18 post-industrial countries.
Rat Cristina ( Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, RO)
The Social Segregation of the Poor in Romania. The Impact of Welfare Transfers
Despite more than a hundred years of anti-poverty programs poverty alleviation remains one of the corner stone of welfare state activities. Although poverty risks might be distributed differently from the classical poverty study of Rowntree, there is no sign of poverty and social exclusion problems being overcome in the foreseeable future.
In light of the global economic downturn we are now witnessing knowledge advancement on both causes and consequences of poverty as well as prevalence and distribution of poverty risks within and across populations becomes even more topical.
We encourage comparative papers on poverty, 'precarité' and social exclusion with a special focus on the links between such outcomes and institutional characteristics of social policy programmes in Europe. It has been said that new social risks have appeared following changes in family structures, migration patterns and labour market changes. These risks represent new challenges for social policies and we welcome papers scrutinizing this topic. We also welcome papers making use of methodological innovations in studies on poverty and social exclusion.
Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)
106 91 Stockholm – Sweden
Institute for Futures Studies
Stockholm – Sweden
Tel.: +46 8162921
Dept of Social Policy
University of Turku
20014 Turku – Finland