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A young girl playing a boardgame with her teachers 04/12/2013

Research seminar on early childhood education and care: long-term outcomes for children and impact on parents' labour market participation

On 4 December, the Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is organising a seminar where experts, researchers and officials will meet to discuss early childhood education and care.

Family on the beach 27/05/2013

Research seminar: The measurement of the efficiency of social protection systems

Social protection systems in the EU Member States face the need to adapt to the changing world of labour, new family structures and the demographic changes.

Piggy bank 23/10/2012

Research seminar: Wealth measurement

Recent turbulent times, characterised initially by a strong rise in both house prices and share prices and followed by a dramatic collapse in both virtually throughout the EU have increased the importance of estimating wealth holdings and how they have changed over the crisis period.

Homeless man busking in street 03/10/2012

Research seminar: Dynamics of poverty

Poverty and social exclusion are on the rise in many Member States since the onset of the crisis. This raises concerns about what will happen in the future to those at risk of poverty or exclusion. Are these people going to be trapped in this situation? What is the best way of lifting them out of it in a durable way?

 A woman taking care of an old man 02/11/2011

Research seminar: Unpaid work and volunteering in the context of Active Ageing

The ageing of the population has become a topic of central political concern within the European Union.

Woman shopping in the supermarket 26/06/2011

Research seminar: Material deprivation

Around one out of six Europeans suffer from material deprivation, which refers to the inability for individuals or households to afford consumption goods and activities that are typical in a society at a given point in time. The reduction of poverty is therefore a key objective of the European Union for the next 10 years.

Row of people waiting 30/11/2010

Research seminar: Social mobility

Social mobility - the degree to which an individual or group’s status is able to change in terms of position in the social hierarchy – has become a topic of central political concern within the European Union.

Nurse at the airport 07/05/2010

Research seminar: The relative position of migrants

Migration has increased greatly over the past 20 years and has now become the major cause of population growth in the EU.

Credit card 20/11/2009

Research seminar: Over-indebtedness

With the expansion of access to credit and the provision of new products in financial services, over-indebtedness has become a growing concern in today’s society.

House under glass 21/04/2009

Research seminar: Housing, social inclusion and the economy

Access to good quality and affordable accommodation is both a fundamental right and a basic need.


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