(3) Open Seminar:
Tackling Child Poverty: Lessons from the UK and New Frontiers in Japan



Venue: Doshisha University, Kyoto
Time: January 9th, 2012 10:00~17:00

10.00 — Opening Words
Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Doshisha University

10.10 — Session 1: Child Benefits
Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York:
The New Government and Family Related Benefits in the UK

Michihiko Tokoro, Osaka City University:
Policy Responses to Child Poverty and the Limits of Japanese Welfare System: Lessons from Child Benefit Reform

12.00 — Lunch

10.10 — Session 2: Understanding Child Poverty and Social Exclusion
Moderator: Hirotoshi Yano, Mukogawa Women's University

Esther Dermott, University of Bristol:
Promoting Parenting: a UK response to improving outcomes for children

Comment: Aya ABE (IPSS)

Ichiro Matsumoto, Hokkaido University:
Child poverty and 'overlapping disadvantages'

Comment: Christina Pantazis (University of Bristol)

14.45 — Break

10.10 — Session 3 Tackling Child Poverty
Moderator: M.Mensendiek, Doshisha University

Naomi Yuzawa, Rikkyo University:
Child poverty and social work

Comment: Aya ABE (IPSS)

T. Uzuhashi, Doshsiha University:
Enhancing 'Competency of Children in Poverty (in Japanese)
Poverty and Competency of Children (in English)

Comment: David Gordon (University of Bristol)

16.45 — Closing Words

17.15 — Close

Esther Dermott

Esther Dermott is a Reader in the Department of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. Esther's research is on intimacy and family life, work, and poverty and inequality. Her book Intimate Fatherhood (2008) challenges the dominance of the breadwinning ideal, argues for the rise of 'intimate fatherhood'; and sets out a new framework for thinking about men's parenting. Her edited book Displaying Families (with Julie Seymour) (Palgrave 2011) examines current themes in the theorisation of personal/ family life focusing on the significance of credibility and audience in family practices. Her most recent writing has included commentaries on the relationship between parenting and poverty, and work-life balance; interrogating commonplace, political and policy views of parenting.

Contact details: Esther.Dermott@bristol.ac.uk