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Poverty is a complex concept. Generally, however, poverty relates to people with low income who lack the basic necessities of life such as education, shelter, food security, safe water, and good sanitation.
The term social exclusion is most frequently used in describing the position of certain vulnerable social groups such as women, the unemployed, young people etc. Social exclusion is linked to the concepts of poverty, unemployment, inequality and discrimination. Social exclusion can also be seen as a relatively permanent, multiple condition and multi-dimensional state of deprivation of an individual. It is important to note that poverty and social exclusion are interlinked. Globally, issues relating to poverty and exclusion are considered very important as they are underscored by seven of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). [...]
The specific objectives are to :
Explore the various dimensions of poverty and exclusion.
Discuss the linkages between poverty and social exclusion, and
Examine current public policy for addressing poverty and reducing social exclusion and marginalisation in relation to the MDG targets.
The following sub thematic areas will be considered :
Education, poverty and social exclusion ; Unemployment, poverty and marginalization ; Poverty, disability and vulnerability ; Poverty, gender and spatial inequalities ; Poverty, social exclusion and migration ; Poverty and health ; Environmental issues in poverty and social exclusion ; Public policies in poverty reduction and social inclusion ; Social protection under neo-liberalism.