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Conference 2016: Call For Papers

The Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for our inaugural conference on the theme of ‘child and youth poverty: contexts concepts and consequences’. The conference will take place on 16th September 2016 at the University of Leeds. Read more about the conference and view the Call For Papers in full here

 

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Tax and the wealthy: the tip of a very unhealthy iceberg

This week, Professor Tracy Shildrick published an online article responding to the recent Panama Papers tax revelations. In it, she argues that these revelations raise important questions about how inherited wealth contributes to deepening class inequality and stalling social mobility within the UK. Read Tracy’s article in full here.

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Millennials v baby boomers: a battle we could have done without

Last week, L-CYR member Kim Allen published a piece in The Conversation which takes a critical perspective on recent public debates about the plight of millennial within contexts of economic crisis and austerity. Co-written with Steve Roberts of Monash University, the article argues that the focus on ‘generational war’ between ‘baby-boomers’ and the young obscure continued inequalities of class, gender and race that shape how young people are faring within the current landscape.

You can read their article in full here

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