Social mobility in the Global South

Beyond poverty and inequality reduction
Social mobility in the Global South –
Beyond poverty and inequality reduction

6 April 2022, 15:30 – 17:30 (London) | 18:30 – 20:30 (UTC+3) Room Number: LT 0004


Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies, International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science


Vegard Iversen, Professor of Development Economics, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich | The state of knowledge about social mobility in the developing world
Divya Vaid, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University | Ethnographic insights on social mobility
Kunal Sen, Director, UNU-WIDER | Directions for research practice, knowledge gaps, and policy support

What do we know about social mobility in societies in the Global South?

A new book, Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants, produced by UNU-WIDER and edited by Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, and Kunal Sen and published by Oxford University Press offers students, researchers, and practitioners the tools needed to study social mobility in the Global South. In this panel discussion chaired by the Amartya Sen Chair at the London School of Economics, Fransisco H.G. Ferreira and hosted by the University of Greenwich, authors of the book will discuss how their pathfinding work provides a platform for policy to enhance  social mobility and move beyond poverty and inequality reduction goals towards the building of more equal and successful societies.