(1) Research Seminar:
The State of Art of Measuring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK and Japan



Venue: Meeting Room 4 & 5, IPSS, Tokyo
Time: January 6th, 2012 9:00~17:00

Click on each speaker's name to read a short biography and download their presentation.

9:00-9:15 — Welcome
Dr Nishimura, Director, IPSS →

9:15-10:00 — Session 1
Masami Iwata, Japan Women's University:
Poverty and Social Exclusion in Japan —
An Overview from the 1990s and Recent Policy Responses

10:00-11:30 — Session 2: Inequality in Comparative Context
Danny Dorling, University of Sheffield:
Is Japan more equal than the UK?

Tomoki Nakaya, Ritsumeikan University:
Regional inequality in UK and Japan

11:30-12:00 — Lunch

12:00-13:30 — Session 3: Measuring PSE
David Gordon, University of Bristol:
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: The State of the Art

Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York:
Child Poverty and Social Exclusion

13:30-15:00 — Session 4: Comparing Socially Perceived Necessities
Christina Pantazis, University of Bristol:
The Necessities of Life in the UK

Aya Abe, IPSS:
Public Perception of Necessities in Japan

15:00-15:30 — Break

15:30-17:00 — Session 5: Comparing Minimum Income Standards
Abigail Davis, Loughborough University:
Comparing Minimum Income Standards: MIS in the UK

Atsuhiro Yamada, Keio University & Yuka Uzuki, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology in Japan
Applying MIS (Minimum Income Standard) in Japan

18:00 — Welcome Dinner

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1945年生まれ。68年京都大学経済学部卒業、同大学院「医療の経済分析」で経済学博士。現在、国立社会保障・人口問題研究所所長、京都大学大学院名誉教授。米国ハーバード大学研究員、横浜国立大学経済学部助教授を経て、87年より京都大学経済学部教授。研究分野は、医療経済学、社会保障論、行動経済学。システム論の立場から、 医療と費用の関連を研究し、臨床経済学など新分野の経済学構築をはかる。「社会保障費用統計に関する研究会」、「社会保障給付の人的側面と社会保障財源の在り方に関する研究(厚生労働科学研究)」等の研究プロジェクトに参加。


Economics of Insurance and Pension Plans (in Japanese), Nagoya University Press (2000)

Confronting a Super-aged Society (in Japanese), Nagoya University Press (2003)

Behavioral Health Economics (in Japanese), with Takanori Ida and Rei Goto, Nippon Hyoron Sha (2009)

"Discrete choice experiment of smoking cessation behaviour in Japan", with Rei Goto, Takanori Ida, Tobacco Contorol, Vol. 16, No.5 (2007)

"Cost impact of COPD in Japan: Opportunities and challenges?" Respirology, pp.466-473 (2004)