In this webinar, Owasim Akram will shed light on the process of the generational transfer of disadvantages and how it shapes the extreme poverty trajectory, part of his doctoral research on ageing in extreme poverty in Bangladesh.
Why do the poor stay poor? And, crucially, why are their children likely to be poor and end up poor later in life? Based on a qualitative panel dataset from Bangladesh, the discussion will extend our understanding of how inter and intra-generational bargains generate extreme poverty and implicate an extreme poor future. The discussion brings important policy and programme insights to tackle extreme poverty. It would be based on a research article published recently in the EJDR.
Owasim Akram is a Doctoral Researcher at the Örebro University, Sweden. His PhD research is exploring the lived experience of the older extreme poor in Bangladesh. He is part of the Newbreed research school, co-funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA COFUND). Akram has a long professional career as a development practitioner with experience to work for organizations like Brac, Plan International, Oxfam and European Union Delegation to Bangladesh. His expertise lies in extreme poverty, social protection, social policy, resilience, food insecurity, ageing and gender.
Date: 29 April, 3:00pm CET
Source: European Association of Development Institutes, April 2020