Measuring poverty: can we gain a better understanding?
- 24th September 2012, 06:15PM
- Hilton Metropole, Surrey Room 2, Brighton
In the light of the government's imminent consultation on a new measure of child poverty, join Demos to discuss the challenges of defining and measuring poverty, the pros and cons of using the poverty line versus more multi-dimensional measures, and the key question - 'will changing our measure of poverty help the government - national and local - tackle it?
It will include a presentation of Demos's ongoing work on developing a multi-dimensional poverty measure, including the challenges researchers have faced and the findings regarding people's understanding and perception of income-based poverty.
Speakers will include:
- Simon Wright MP, PPS to David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools and the Cabinet Office
- Julia Unwin CBE, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
- Claudia Wood, Deputy Director, Demos
- Dr Mark Tomlinson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sheffield
- David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian (chair)
This event will take place on Monday 24 September at 18:15-19:30 in the Surrey Room 2, Hilton Metropole, Brighton.
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