Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy RC19 of the International Sociological Association (ISA) brings together an active and lifely community from different fields of social sciences. The purpose is to promote theoretically grounded empirical research on: the sources and character of social problems; the planning and administration of social programs; and more generally, public policies and intervention strategies aimed at alleviating social problems and influencing the society in that regard. The Committee especially encourages comparative and transnational research. Thus, membership to RC19 is open to scholars actively engaged in research and/or teaching on the subjects mentioned above.
RC19 holds annual meetings in varying places, and joins the ISA conventions and regional forums on a regular basis.
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RC19 Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy
RC19 Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, June 22-25, 2017
Topic: "Dimensions of Inequality: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses"
Abstracts due December 15, 2016