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Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy


Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy RC19 of the International Sociological Association (ISA) brings together an active and lifely community from different fields of social sciences. 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. The Committee especially encourages comparative and transnational research. Thus, membership to RC19 is open to scholars actively engaged in research and/or teaching on the subjects mentioned above.

  • RC19 holds annual meetings in varying places, and joins the ISA conventions and regional forums on a regular basis.
  • The RC19 Constitution can be accessed here.
  • Information on the International Sociological Association can be found here

Recent Events

Drivers and challenges of social policies:

Global, regional, national, and local perspectives

International Sociological Association

Research Committee (RC) 19 on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy

Annual conference 25-27 August 2021
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)




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