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2024 RC19 Annual Conference

Oslo, Norway
September 4-6, 2024


Deadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2024

Please see the RC 19 December 2023 Newsletter for additional information



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

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the ISA RC19

The International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee 19 (RC19) "Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy" annual conference this year was organized by the Institute of Sociology of the Lithuanian Center for Social Sciences.

The conference took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on August 24-26, 2022. Scientists from Canada, the USA, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Japan, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Lithuania presented and discussed their latest research. The conference was organized in a hybrid format, which involved a mixture of in-person and remote attendees. Congratulations to the conference organizing committee for a successful conference!

The conference program and other information can be found at

The conference was sponsored by the Research Council of Lithuania, grant No. S-MOR-22-20.

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