Research Committees

RC19 Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy


The purpose is to promote theoretically grounded empirical research on: the sources and character of social problems; the planning and administration of social programs; and more generally, public policies and intervention strategies aimed at alleviating social problems and influencing the society in that regard (Article I of the Statutes of RC 19). The Committee especially encourages comparative research. Thus, membership to RC19 is open to scholars actively engaged in research and/or teaching on the subjects mentioned above.

Board 2023 - 2027


Juliana MARTINEZ FRANZONI, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica,


Jolanta AIDUKAITE, Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuania
Rianne MAHON, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada




Hildegard THEOBALD, University of Vechta, Germany,

Board Members

Tuba AGARTAN, Providence College, USA
Tracy B. FENWICK, The Australian National University, Australia
Julian GARRITZMANN, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Rune HALVORSEN, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Daniel KUENZLER, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Shih-Jiunn SHI, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


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