The collective action of social movements is often said to be one of the most effective strategies that the poor can use in addressing their poverty. However, little is known about: the number, diversity and extent of such movements in particular national contexts; their overall importance in processes of and debates around poverty reduction; and the strategies they use to address the needs of their members. Most research has focussed either on individual or small sets of movements, with less
A focus on health capability is a markedly new approach to address health in poor countries. This project examines the philosophy of social epidemiology, integrating social determinants research in various regions including South America.
Does the onset of care-dependence in an older household member leads to household impoverishment and vulnerability? This mixed methods project is nested within Dementia Research Group population-based studies in Mexico, Peru, China and Nigeria.
This project develops new methodologies related to multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis focusing on the following themes: weights, trade-offs, and policy incentives in multidimensional poverty measures; multidimensional poverty dynamics; multidimensional poverty and welfare economics.
We use a controlled randomized trail to estimate the causal effects of a low-cost housing intervention on multiple dimensions of welfare in Latin America countries El Salvador and Peru.