Nicolai Suppa imparteix el Seminari "Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation"

Organize: Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics

Venue: Sala Àngels Torrents, CED

Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Nicolai Suppa és Doctor en Economia i investigador a la Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund (Alemanya). Els seus temes de recerca són: quantificació multidimensional de la pobresa; econometria aplicada; economia del benestar; economia laboral.

Resum del Seminari:
“This paper proposes a measure for deprivation in social participation, an important but so far neglected dimension of human well-being. Operationalisation and empirical implementation of the measures are conceptually guided by the capability approach. Essentially, the paper argues that deprivation in social participation can often be convincingly established by drawing on extensive non-participation in customary social activities. In doing so, the present paper synthesises philosophical considerations, axiomatic research on poverty and deprivation, previous empirical research on social exclusion and subjective well-being. An empirical application illustrates the measurement approach using high-quality survey data for Germany. To evaluate the validity of the proposed measures, I also explore the empirical relation to adjacent concepts including material deprivation, income poverty, other potential determinants of social participation, and life satisfaction using regression techniques”.