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Gender and Poverty in the 21st Century

Gendering the Social Sciences: a discussion panel cohosted by the Gender Institute and the Department of Geography & Environment

Date: Friday 11 March 2011
Time: 6-7.30pm
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Diane Elson, Professor Nancy Folbre, Professor Maxine Molyneux
Chair: Professor Sylvia Chant

Please note that due to building works in the main reception area access for disabled visitors for this event will be via the Student Services entrance. LSE apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Each speaker will briefly reflect on a theme inspired by or departing from the International Handbook of Gender and Poverty by Sylvia Chant, after which there will be a question and answer session with the audience.

Diane Elson is professor of sociology at the University of Essex.

Nancy Folbre is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts

Maxine Molyneux is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

This event is supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

There will be a reception in the Atrium after the lecture open to all audience members.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


A copy of Professor Diane Elson's powerpoint is available to download as a pdf. Download: Gender, Poverty, Budget, Crises (pdf).

A copy of Professor Nancy Folbre's powerpoint is available to download as a pdf. Download: Gender poverty inequality (pdf).

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