Investing in Children Round Table
Barcelona, Spain | September 24, 2014
The International Round Table “Investing in Children” will center on one main topic for discussion: children's poverty.
- Willem Adema
- Maria Sophia Aguirre
- James Arthur
- Rita Cavallotti
- María Jimena Crespo
- Patricia Debeljuh
- Laurie DeRose
- Stuart Duffin
- Marc Grau
- Andrea M. Maccarini
- Marion Macleod
- Leonardo Martins Dias
- Pau Miret Gamundi
- Concepción Naval
- Cristina Puigdengolas Carrera
- Reynaldo Rivera
- Pau Serra del Pozo
- W. Bradford Wilcox
The issue will be approached from an innovative perspective: after analyzing the socio–cultural conditions associated with the phenomena, scholars will analyze how character, citizenship and relationships education can contribute to breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty.
The International Round Table will deal with the following discussion questions:
- What are the impacts of family structure and poverty on outcomes for children?
- Do those outcomes mean intergenerational transmission of poverty?
- How can character and citizenship education contribute to breaking the cycle of disadvantage?
The World Family Map Project has studied the consequences of social and cultural contexts and processes on individuals (the children). It is time to discuss how their flourishing as social actors can contribute to tackling socio–cultural problems.
In consequence, the project has 2 main goals:
- To discuss from an interdisciplinary perspective the evidence and recommendations made by the World Family Map project team.
- To facilitate an agreement on concrete recommendations for policy and decision making.
Willem Adema - OECD
Maria Sophia Aguirre - Catholic University of America
James Arthur - University of Birmingham
Rita Cavallotti - Institute of Advanced Family Studies
María Jimena Crespo - University of Alcalá
Patricia Debeljuh - Centro Walmart Conciliación Familia y Empresa
Laurie DeRose - University of Maryland
Stuart Duffin - One family
Marc Grau - Institute of Advanced Family Studies
Andrea M. Maccarini - University of Padova
Marion Macleod - Children in Scotland
Leonardo Martins Dias - LEAD
Pau Miret-Gamundi - Center for Demographic Studies - UAB
Concepción Naval - University of Navarra
Cristina Puigdengolas Carrera - Universidad Internacional de La Rioja
Reynaldo Rivera - Intermedia Social Innovation
Pau Serra del Pozo - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
W. Bradford Wilcox - University of Virginia