Tania Burchardt: Modelling the Capability to be free of Time and Income Poverty
26 January 2007, 3:00pm, Vienna, Austria
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090, Vienna
Contact: Asghar Zaidi
Dr. Tania Burchardt, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.
Highlights of the seminar
Time and money are two of the main constraints on what people are able to achieve in their lives. The income constraint is widely recognised in policy towards and analysis of poverty, but concerns with the time constraint are more limited. Integrating analysis of time and income reveals some who are missed by traditional poverty measures (for example, those who work long hours to stay above the poverty line), and some who are classified as time poor but who could reduce their work hours without risking income poverty. The focus of the research by Dr. Burchardt has been on individuals who are significantly limited by time and income constraints: those who could escape income poverty only by incurring time poverty, or vice versa.
The seminar was part of the series of International Seminars that are organised at the European Centre debating the fiscal and social sustainability of social welfare systems. The debate in this seminar will highlight what opportunities there are in further enhancing our understanding of how poverty and social exclusion should be conceptualised and measured.
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But Dr. Burchardt will welcome further comments.