Comparative Perspectives from Surveying the Poor in Different Countries

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

For the first time in history, the United Nations and member states have  adopted a goal to end poverty by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals ( Global Goals). There is  wide recognition of the need for more and better data to inform policies and initiatives by a full range of actors  to accomplish this, resulting in the formation of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (housed by T UN Foundation).


In line with this and with ISA’s Congress theme on Reflections and Responses to Power, Violence and Justice, this panel will explore insightful field research methodologies and policy-relevant findings related to those citizens most vulnerable to abuse and injustice – those living in poverty in countries around the world.


This panel will explore how surveys of people living in poverty (especially the ‘ultra-poor’) can best be conducted, and how such  results can be used on their own and in concert with other data inputs to inform intervention strategies and public policies aimed at ending poverty.


The GlobeScan Foundation’s ‘Survey of the Poor’ is  set to survey people living in poverty across 10 countries ( 80 % of  world’s ultra-poor.) This panel will discuss both methodological issues and key findings  to increase the effectiveness of poverty alleviation efforts.


  Topics as importance of  empowerment, inclusiveness, trust , personal safety in understanding and unlocking poverty and  other ways the Survey of the Poor  can be used to further social theory and research will be discussed in this panel

Session Organizer:
Marita CARBALLO, Voices! Consultancy, Argentina
Frederick TURNER, University of Connecticut, USA
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