Multi-Dimensional Poverty

Following sessions of the Working Group “Multidimensional Poverty” are scheduled to be presented at the 14th EADI General Conference:

ID Session name Date&Time Room
WGS181 Multidimensional Poverty 24/06, 2.30pm S35
WGS182 Poverty and the Middle Classes 24/06, 5pm S35
WGS183 Missing Dimensions of Poverty 25/06, 2.45pm S35
WGS184 Poverty 26/06, 2.30pm S35


WG multi povMultidimensional poverty in a multi-polar world (Multidimensional poverty and poverty dynamics EADI/DSA study group)

The call for this year’s EADI conference describes how some developing countries are ‘rising stars’ while others in the developing, and developed world are becoming increasingly marginalized as a result of stagnating levels of economic growth and losses in international market shares. This experience of marginalization is reproduced at the country and community level where marginalization of the poorest and most vulnerable is becoming increasingly entrenched.

Against this backdrop, the ‘Multidimensional poverty and poverty dynamics EADI/DSA study group’ aims to explore a number of questions around social mobility, values, aspirations and the situation of those left behind.

We welcome proposals for two types of papers:

  1. Papers that address the conference themes of inequality, citizenship and middle classes from perspectives of multidimensional poverty or poverty dynamics;
  2. Papers that fit more generally within the working group’s two strands – the conceptual/methodological-led strand and policy-led strand.

Preference will be given to papers in the first category. The convenors particularly welcome papers addressing the following:

  • What are the contemporary pathways to social mobility and how sustainable is middle class or non-poor status is once it is attained?
  • What are the values and aspirations of those in the new middle class and of those most vulnerable and marginalized and how do these interact?
  • To what extent are social mobility and values and aspirations reflected in and captured by changes in the situation of multidimensional poverty?

Timing: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2013.

Conveners: Laura Camfield (University of East Anglia) & Andrew Crabtree (Copenhagen Business School), David Durkee, Keetie Roelen (Insitute of Development Studies)