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Special Issue "Inequality and Poverty"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2019).
Prof. Nádia Simões Website E-Mail
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE - IUL), ISCTE Business School, Business Research Unit (BRU - IUL), Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: Labour Economics; Human Resources Economics/ Personnel Economics; Economics of Entrepreneurship; International Economics
Theoretical and empirical attention to inequality, poverty, and more recently, richness has been a dynamic research field in the social sciences arena. Critical to this emphasis is, obviously, the social importance of these phenomena and the consequent impact on policy agenda. Mainly after the entry in the 21st century, studies have been consolidating the perspective that inequality and poverty are not limited to the economic constraints that result from income levels. Obviously income is a very important dimension of well-being but a correct evaluation of inequality as well as of related concepts (such as poverty and richness) should go beyond the monetary side. The list of areas already covered in the literature is long including aspects such as health, education, housing comfort, time use, water, and food. In this Special Issue, we take this idea that deprivation is now a multidimensional phenomenon and invite empirical and theoretical papers that contribute to knowledge on this topic. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the concepts of inequality and poverty we welcome submissions from a wide range of social sciences. In particular, contributions focusing on the following questions are welcomed: theoretical discussions on the concepts of inequality and poverty; methodological debates on their measurement, which can involve the proposal of new metrics; empirical analysis providing a quantification of one or more of the relevant dimensions of well-being; comparative studies; and evaluation of programs or policy interventions at international, national, and local levels.Prof. Nuno Crespo
Prof. Nádia Simões
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- Multidimensional analysis