Call for papers Child in the City International Seminar – Leeds, UK


Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who has sent in their papers. Due to a high volume of requests we have almost prepared the full conference programme. If you are interested in presenting a paper please contact the event manager Marieke Bouman:

You are of course still welcome to join us at the 2019 Child in the City Seminar in Leeds as a delegate! We will send registration details in the month of September in our newsletter. If you have not signed up for our newsletter, please see the “Subscribe to our Newsletter” on the right side. 

Hope to see you at the 2019 Child in the City Seminar Leeds!

Child poverty in western cities

Child poverty is an often hidden phenomenon in western cities masked by figures of the overall prosperity of cities. It often concentrates in specific highly segregated neighbourhoods. We recognise that many cities are polarised and have children both who live in wealth and others who live in poverty. Child poverty has many faces and affects children’s development in a number of negative ways. In this seminar, we want to focus on both expanding our knowledge of child poverty and building on solutions in the form of best practices and innovative policies.

This seminar will comprise a number of keynotes exploring theories and definitions of child poverty, the effects of child poverty on children and their families and, ways to tackle this issue from an interdisciplinary approach.


  • Child poverty and marginalisation
  • Child poverty and children’s agency
  • Urban segregation and child poverty
  • Child poverty and health issues
  • Child poverty and education
  • Measuring child poverty and making it visible
  • Addressing child poverty in interdisciplinary ways


We have closed our call for papers.
If you are interested in presenting a paper please contact the event manager Marieke Bouman:

Author: Julia Zvobgo

Julia Zvobgo is a Cultural Anthropologist. She is also the Community Manager and Events Manager of Child in the City.

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