Conceptualising and Measuring Poverty:

Methods for the 21st Century

Various Speakers

CACSSS Seminar Room, O’Rahilly Building, UCC 09:30 :: 17th May 2013

ISS21 Showcase Day - Spring Symposium


The Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century, and the School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, will host a Symposium on the theme of conceptualising and measuring poverty.

The key objectives of the Symposium will be to:
• Critically analyse current poverty concepts and frameworks utilised within Ireland and Europe
• Explore the variety of poverty measurement methodologies and the turn towards more participatory and community-centred approaches to poverty measurement and approaches
• Evaluate the history of Irish approaches to poverty over the last decades

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.

There is no registration fee for the symposium. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
Please register your intention to attend at

This event is kindly supported by:
The Irish Research Council
Research Fund of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences UCC

All Welcome


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