2021 Anglo German Foundation Lecture: Professor Jutta Allmendinger
For many decades in Europe, it was believed that the issue of housing had been solved: public social housing and company-owned housing had largely remedied the situation. The homeless persons that remained could therefore be easily dismissed as drug addicts or as mentally ill, and should thus be assigned to the health sector rather than to housing. It is only against this background that we can understand why housing poverty has not been systematically linked to poverty research to this day. Definitions of absolute and relative housing poverty are not available, nor are data that could provide information about the affected groups or the duration of housing poverty.
However, one thing is clear. We have long known that housing poverty is creeping further and further into the centre of our society, affecting the working population, single women and an increasing number of children. How can this new social question be explained? What can be done?
Award winning sociologist Professor Jutta Allmendinger will explore this issue as part of the Anglo-German Foundation Lecture Series. This was established to commemorate the work of the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Modern Industrial Society (1973-2009).
About the Speaker
Professor Jutta Allmendinger is President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre and a Professor of Educational Sociology and Labour Market Research at Humboldt University. She is also a senior fellow at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University. Her research interests focus on gender inequality in the workplace, sociology of the labour market, rising inequality in Europe, and educational reform in Germany.
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