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 second webinar in these series “Knowledge, Evidence, and Narratives on Child Poverty and Covid-19: Post-pandemic Research Agenda” will take place on Tuesday 21st of September 15:00 – 16:00 CET on Zoom. Register for the webinar here.
The evidence base around the impact of Covid-19 on multi-dimensional child poverty is rapidly expanding. New data suggests large increases in poverty, and shows many adverse consequences for children and families. It also provides increasingly more evidence of policy impact – positive and negative. But what do we actually know? What do we NOT know? What should the research agenda on social inclusion be in a post-COVID world? Should social protection and social inclusion be understood and conceptualized in new alternative ways? What evidence is needed to advocate for, and propose concrete policy interventions? This session takes stock of the mounting evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on child poverty to consider what do we know, and what we still need to know moving forward.