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Workshop | February 2011

Why Time Deficits Matter: Policy Implications for Poverty Eradication Strategies

A Levy Institute Research Project undertaken with the generous support of the UNDP and ILO

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

February 17–18, 2011

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the ongoing work on developing estimates of time poverty and time-adjusted income poverty for three countries: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Participants will discuss data and methods; issues in the cross-country comparisons of income-poverty estimates; alternative approaches to the estimation of thresholds for time poverty; alternative approaches to the valuation of household production; and methods of statistical matching. Participants will also be sharing country-specific background information regarding the (changing) nature of household composition structures; data that summarize the evolution of social sector spending; and the nature of the care regime in each country.It is expected that the work plan for the remaining tasks for each country will be finalized by the conclusion of the workshop.

This workshop is the first in a series. The second, upcoming in August 2011, is outlined here.

Thursday, February 17

8:15−9:15 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:15−9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, Levy Institute
9:30−10:30 a.m. Time and Income Poverty: Conceptual Overview and Measurement Issues
Ajit Zacharias, Levy Institute
10:30−11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. − 12:00 p.m. Time Poverty, Income Poverty, and Unpaid Work: Policy Considerations
Rania Antonopoulos, Levy Institute
12:00−1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30−2:45 p.m. Argentina
Valeria Esquivel, Instituto de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento
2:45−3:15 p.m. Break
3: 15 p.m.−4:30 p.m. Chile
María Elena Valenzuela, International Labour Organization
4:30−4:45 p.m. Break
4:45−6:00 p.m. Mexico
Mónica E. Orozco Corona, INMUJERES
Armando Sanchez Vargas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Transportation from Blithewood to hotel

Friday, February 18

8:15−9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00−9:15 a.m. Carmen de la Cruz, Gender Cluster Leader, UNDP Regional Center–LAC
9:15−10:00 a.m. Statistical Matching and Imputation of Missing Data
Thomas Masterson, Levy Institute
10:00−11:00 a.m. Roundtable
All participants
11:00−11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. − 12:30 p.m. Meeting with Country Specialists, Mexico
12:30−2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00−3:00 p.m. Meeting with Country Specialist, Chile
3:00−4:00 p.m. Meeting with Country Specialist, Argentina
6:00 p.m. Dinner

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