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Deadline for submission of abstracts: Closed

Deadline for submission of full papers: Closed

Deadline for participants' registration: 6th September 2010

Call for papers

Recent debates on poverty and inequality
FEP, Porto, 11 September 2010

Theoretical and empirical papers on all aspects of poverty and inequality that advance knowledge or challenge extant theory are welcome. An illustrative list of topics includes:

  • Growth, poverty and income distribution
  • Increasing poverty in rich countries: causes and consequences
  • Inequality, social exclusion, sustainable development and democracy
  • Poverty and inequality: measurement issues
  • Family, gender and poverty
  • Race, ethnicity, poverty and social exclusion
  • The risk of poverty among specific vulnerable groups: children, elderly, migrants
  • Education: social mobility or poverty trap?
  • Economic crisis, labour market and poverty risk: the working poor
  • Poverty in rural areas
  • Poverty in urban peripheries
  • Public policies against poverty and its efficacy
  • Poverty as a violation of human rights and policy implications
  • Science, technology and innovation for poverty reduction


 Important dates

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 31 May 2010 (2nd Call)

Notice of Acceptance ~ no later than 31 May 2010 (for 1st call); 15 June 2010 (2nd call)

Deadline for full papers submissions and authors’ registration deadline (for inclusion in the Conference Programme): 15 August 2010

Other participants’ registration deadline: 6 September 2010

Conference: 11 September 2010

Conference's Website: http://www.fep.up.pt/conferencias/lvf/



It is only possible to submit one extended abstract per author.

Extended abstracts/‘short papers’ should be in English, not exceed 3,000 words (inc. references, all appendices, and other material) and be submitted to Conf_LVF@fep.up.pt as a '.doc' file.

Short papers’ should focus on the main ideas of the paper. They should explain the purpose of the paper, theoretical background, the research gap that is addressed, the approach taken, the methods of analysis (in empirical papers), main findings, and contributions.