Conference on Poverty Dynamics of Social Risk Groups in the EU

This conference included the launch of new research comparing the level of poverty and deprivation among vulnerable groups across 11 European countries. Regina Doherty, TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social protection, launched the report.

The report is available to download here.

The slides from Dorothy Watson's presentation are available to download here.

Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

Context and purpose of the conference

The conference featured the publication of a new research report for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on Poverty Dynamics of Social Risk Groups in the EU. This paper draws on the EU-SILC dataset for selected countries from 2004 to 2015 to investigate changes over the period in the trends and dynamics in income poverty (AROP) and material deprivation for social risk groups in several European countries representing different welfare regimes(Nordic, Liberal, Corporatist, Southern and Eastern). A panel of discussants will consider the research findings and their implications for policy. The conference will look at international research on Poverty Dynamics. It will conclude by reflecting on the research, policy implications and plenary discussions.

Event programme

The full programme for the event is available to download HERE

Speakers include:

  • Dorothy Watson, Economic and Social Research Insititute
  • Professor Stephen Jenkins, Professor of Economic and Social Policy, the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Helen Johnston, National Economic & Social Council
  • Laurence Bond, Director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.