L01
The dynamics of youth inequalities: aspirations, agency and multidimensional poverty (Paper)

Convenors:
Solava Ibrahim (University of Cambridge/Anglia Ruskin University )
Location:
F5
Start time:
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

The Study Group on Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics proposes a panel on youth inequalities in Global South and North. The panel aims to address global inequalities and multidimensional poverty - with a focus on youth aspirations and agency and runs in 2 sessions based on submissions.

Long abstract:

The Study Group on Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics proposes a panel on youth inequalities in the Global South and North. Focusing on global inequalities and multidimensional poverty, the panel highlights the dual role of youth in these processes. They are not only an important and dynamic social group affected by these processes, but can also act as major catalysts to address them; for example as witnessed in the Arab Spring uprisings. The aim of this panel is threefold: (1) to examine the impact of global inequalities on youth; (2) to explore the multidimensional nature of youth-related poverty; and (3) to examine the role of youth agency and aspirations in addressing inequalities. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research methods and relevant theoretical approaches, the papers will examine how different types of inequality such as those based on gender, ethnicity, disabliity and sexuality manifest themselves in the experiences of youth. Given its interdisciplinary nature, the panel welcomes papers that address the topic from sociological and anthropological perspectives (e.g. on youth agency and unequal power relations), political lens (on youth citizenship, marginalisation and resistance to inequalities) as well as economic focus (on youth employment and precarity of their work). It will run across two sessions, each with 3-4 papers. The focus of the sessions will be decided following the remit of high-quality submissions. Papers must be clearly about young people experiencing multi-dimensional poverty and would ideally critically engage with youth-related inequalities thus moving beyond the measurement of multidimensional poverty for youth.

Accepted Papers: