Poverty and Inequalities: Intersections with Gender, Generations and Race Discrimination

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 14:30-16:20
RC19 Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

Poverty and inequalities are commonly defined as the level of income or consumption, resources and assets. Amartya Sen included capabilities, health, freedom, rights in the analysis of development and welfare, considering intersections with gender, generations and race discrimination. Black, indigenous and gipsy people experience disadvantages and misinformation about their rights; they are less empowered to access and to participate in institutions, in social and family life. As a result, these groups achieve low levels of education, health, protection, properties and income; higher mortality and violence rates and discrimination. Women, LGBT, youth and elderly are discriminated in the labour market and even in institutions that supposedly should protect them. These injustices are in the origin, reproduce and reflect the institutional and social obstacles to achieve the lives they aspire. Racism, misogyny, homophobe and poverty interact, reinforcing inequalities and multiplying injustices. This session will discuss articles relating poverty and inequalities to different kinds of discrimination; adopting quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies to explain the mechanisms involved in intersected discrimination; exploring the factors related to poverty, inequalities and different kinds of discrimination, and the values and identities that lead people to promote, agree or accept self and alter discrimination; asking about how affirmative policies can disrupt and/or reinforce prejudices and preferences of some groups to discriminate others, instead of including the other as an equal human being; and how social agreements and empathy with discriminated groups have being promoted by successful experiences in reeducating people to accept differences, to act and support inclusive policies.
Session Organizer:
Cristina GOMES, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO Mexico, Mexico
Oral Presentations
Rethinking the Black-White Child Poverty Gap: Race, Social Assistance, and the Risk of Poverty Among the 50 United States
Zachary PAROLIN, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Legislative Protections from Discrimination in Access to Employer-Provided Training across 193 United Nations Countries
Skye ALLMANG, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Judy JOU, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Adva GADOTH, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Veronika ROZHENKOVA ‎, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Jody HEYMANN, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Elderly Immigrants Living Conditions in Denmark
Jørgen LARSEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; John ANDERSEN, Roskilde University, Denmark; Iver Hornemann MØLLER, Copenhagen Bussiness School, Denmark
Distributed Papers
Tackling Rural Poverty in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges
Olayiwola FASORANTI, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, Nigeria
Physically Challenge People’s Accessibility to Productive Resources: Dream or Reality: A Case Study of Southwestern Nigeria.
Sunday OGUNJIMI, Federal University Oye-Ekiti,Nigeria, Nigeria; Abiodun AJALA, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria; Dorcas ALABI, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Dealing with Class Contempt. Reframing Stigmatization in Mexico City.
Maria Cristina BAYON, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM, Mexico