Rising inequality and growing child poverty are some of the most devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pre-existing structural disparities around the world are exacerbated and more children are pushed into multi-dimensional poverty, there is an urgent need to address policies implemented to alleviate and counteract these effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to look at the knowledge gaps and future research agendas on these topics.
The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) in cooperation with Tatiana Chubarova, Enrique Delamonica, Gabriele Koehler and Keetie Roelen, editors of recent publications from the CROP series on International Studies in Poverty Research, is organizing a webinar series on the issues of inequality, child poverty and social protection. The two webinar sessions are focusing on distinct aspects of child poverty, inequality and social protection exploring policies dealing with child poverty, exclusion and inequality before and after COVID-19 and discussing the possible future research agendas on inequality and social protection in post-COVID world.
The first webinar in these series “Child Poverty, Inequality, Social Protection, and Inclusion: Policy Options and Constraints before and after COVID” will take place on Tuesday 14th of September 15:00 – 16:00 CET on Zoom.
Inequality and child poverty are set to rise, marking an urgent need for policies that can address these issues. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, social protection was widely advocated to address child poverty and it has gained in momentum ever since. But what is the role for social protection in a post-pandemic world? What should it look like? How can support for social protection be galvanized? To discuss these issues, we bring together experts and practitioners for a conversation that will focus on policies dealing with child poverty, exclusion, and inequality before and after COVID-19.