19-20 September 2019, University of Salzburg

The Organizing Committee invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the focus theme of migration and poverty.

This conference aims to bring together researchers and scholars from different disciplines, approaches, backgrounds and experiences working on the complex and manifold relation of migration and poverty. Much migration within states and across borders is driven by poverty and the hope for a better well-being and improved living standard but migration is also risky and opens new vulnerabilities. Once migrants reach their chosen destination – if they reach it all – they face new difficulties and are often among the poorest and most disadvantaged in their new home society. On the one hand migration can be a tool to escape poverty, on the other hand it can lead to poverty and social exclusion.

This conference has no disciplinary or geographical focus and welcomes papers on intra- and transnational migration in all its forms (voluntary, forced, impelled, seasonal etc.) and its relation to (relative, absolute, monetary, multidimensional etc.) poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Papers exploring normative issues of (social and global) justice, human rights or ethics in relation to migration and poverty are welcomed.

The Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research aims at bringing together established as well as young scholars and academics from diverse backgrounds. Submissions of scholars working in the Global South are particularly encouraged and support by a lower conference fee.

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