Academics from all over the world gather in York this week for one of the most significant conferences of social policy researchers in the UK in recent times. Two of the biggest social policy associations in the world - the Social Policy Association (SPA) and the East Asian Social Policy research network (EASP) have joined forces to host 'Social Policy in an Unequal World', which opens today (Monday 16 July) at the University of York.
The conference, which features a conference stream hosted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) incorporates both UK and international perspectives on inequality. SPA Chair Caroline Glendinning explained: "The global economic picture, recent trends in welfare reform and the shift of economic power to the East make this event timely and particularly salient, and underlines the Association's commitment to work with international partners on issues of social injustice and inequality wherever it is to be found. We are delighted to be working in partnership with EASP to this end."
The conference will see keynote addresses that tackle the conference theme from both UK and international/global perspectives:
The conference will also feature paper contributions by academics and practitioners, a few examples of which can be found below:
Finally, JRF has organised a series of panel discussions drawing on research it has funded, including a symposium devoted to forced labour and the experiences of Chinese migrants to the UK.
|Contact: David Garner|
University of York