September 16th 2016 – University of Leeds
The Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research is pleased to announce our inaugural conference which will gather together researchers from multiple disciplines who are all concerned with child and youth poverty.
Child and youth poverty are persistent predictors of negative outcomes, and in recent years of economic crisis and austerity agendas, economic and policy changes have exacerbated both the extent of child and youth poverty, and raised concerns about the impact of poverty on children and young people’s well-being and life chances. While poverty has been a longstanding concern among child and youth scholars, the current global context calls for a wider discussion around how we conceptualise poverty and how, as researchers, we can best examine the subjective experiences of children and young people living in poverty. In our view, this lies in a well- rounded, multidisciplinary view of the contexts, concepts and consequences of child and youth poverty.
The conference call for papers has resulted in a set of papers from a wide range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives which address topics such as education and youth transitions; crime and youth justice systems; international and comparative approaches to social policy and provision; and multidimensional approaches to understanding poverty. We invite practitioners, students and researchers from across the career stage to join us for the day and have student and unwaged rates available to facilitate this.