Event: Multidimensional poverty in the EU

Social Situation Monitor Seminar

12 March 2018  |  09.00 - 17.00  |  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels


The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team invites analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty. 

Until recently, most measures of poverty have just focused on income. Multidimensional poverty assessments aim to measure the non-income based dimensions of poverty, such as access to health and education, living standards, financial resilience, etc. Being able to better measure and monitor poverty is indispensable to devising effective policies.

Do existing datasets provide sufficient information to measure multidimensional poverty? Are new EU-wide indicators needed? The aim of the seminar will be to take a hard look at the evidence. The latest methodological developments and findings from the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, the European Quality of Life Survey and the Household Finance and Consumption Survey will be considered.

Speakers include: 

  1. Carlotta Balestra, OECD
  2. Frank Elgar, McGill University
  3. Anne-Catherine Guio, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
  4. Dirk Hofäcker, University of Duisburg-Essen
  5. Eleni Karagiannaki, London School of Economics
  6. Sarah Kuypers, University of Antwerp
  7. Abigail McKnight, London School of Economics
  8. Magdalena Rokicka, Educational Research Institute
  9. Maximilian Sommer, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

This event has limited capacity. To request a ticket, please contact Arnaud Vaganay via the link below. There is no deadline for registration, but tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Request a ticket!

Date: 12 March 2018
Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Klimt Room (ground floor), Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels

Click here for more information and a detailed seminar agenda.