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Workshop | August 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

August 23–24, 2011

The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the estimates of time poverty and time-adjusted income poverty for Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Participants discussed data and methods; issues in the cross-country comparisons of poverty estimates; major findings, emphasizing the ways in which the time-income poverty measure diverges from the standard income-poverty measure for the overall population and for specific population subgroups; policy implications of the findings; planning for the finalization of the country reports; and dissemination of the study's findings.

This workshop was the second in an ongoing series. The first, held in February 2011, is outlined here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

7:30−9:00 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 a.m. Pickup from hotel and transportation to Blithewood
9:30−10:30 a.m. Time and Income Poverty: Conceptual Overview and Comparison of Major Findings across Argentina, Chile, and Mexico
Ajit Zacharias, Levy Institute
10:30−11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. − 12:00 p.m. Data Issues, Quality of Statistical Matching, and Employment Simulation in the Measurement of Time and Income Poverty
Thomas Masterson, 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
Sarah Gammage and 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
6:15 p.m. − Transportation from Blithewood to restaurant for dinner

Wednesday, August 24

9:00 a.m. Pickup from hotel and transportation to Blithewood
9:15−10:15 a.m. Income Poverty, Time Poverty, and Unpaid Work: Social Protection Regimes in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico
Rania Antonopoulos, Levy Institute
10:15−11:15 a.m. Roundtable
All participants
11:15−11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. − 12:30 p.m. Meeting with Country Specialist I
12:30−2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00−3:00 p.m. Meeting with Country Specialist II
3:00−4:00 p.m. Meeting with Country Specialist III
4:15 p.m. − Departure for New York (for those returning to NYC)
6:00 p.m. Dinner (for those returning to NYC the next morning)

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