14 April 2019
One quarter of Austrian children are affected by poverty. How does poverty negatively impact future perspectives? Why do women carry the biggest burden? What role do policy makers play? How can child poverty be minimized while saving public funds? The cultural association "Bildungsverein #offenegesellschaft" is hosting a panel discussion on the causes and possible solutions for child poverty. the event focuses on the scientific view on the problem.
Sonja Spitzer is panel discussant on subjective child costs in Europe. Spitzer is a predoctoral researcher at the World Population Program at IIASA. She is a population economist working on health, ageing, and economic wellbeing over the life course. She tackles questions related to healthy ageing as well as the economic impact of life events on households, examples are retirement or the birth of a child. She is particularly interested in issues related to survey data, for example, weighting adjustments or the evaluation of self-reported measures with objective information. For her research, she applies econometric as well as demographic methods.
Title: Kinderarmut verstehen - Ursachen & Lösungen im Blick
Date: 14.03.2019, 19:00 (Einlass ab 18:30)
Location: "Loft" (Müllner Hauptstraße 1, 5020 Salzburg)
Norbert Neuwirth, Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung
Gottfried Schweiger, Zentrum für Ethik und Armutsforschung
Sonja Spitzer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
For detailed information please visit the event website.
Last edited: 14 March 2019
Research at the World Population Program
Hammer B, Spitzer S, Vargha L, & Istenič T (2020). The gender dimension of intergenerational transfers in Europe. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 15: e100234. DOI:10.1016/j.jeoa.2019.100234.
Hoffmann R & Muttarak R (2020). Greening through schooling: understanding the link between education and pro-environmental behavior in the Philippines. Environmental Research Letters 15 (1): e014009. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/ab5ea0.
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