Assets and inclusion: class, ethnicity and inter-generational inequality

Research, Social Sciences
Friday 9th March 2012 (13:30-17:00)
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Ricky Joseph,, or call 0121 414 7233

Birmingham event

Date: Friday 9 March 2012
Time: 13.30 - 17.00 pm
Venue: Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

How to book

To book your place, please complete the online booking form and select whether you wish to attend the London or Birmingham event.

The distribution of wealth is highly unequal in the US and UK with some groups having much higher rates of asset ownership than others. Those from working class backgrounds and some ethnic or religious groups have very low levels of wealth. Such low levels of wealth may cause particular disadvantages for children and young people in poorer families compared to those in wealthy families. The intra-generational inequalities in wealth may also combine with inter-generational inequalities, where some groups, such as the baby-boom generation, have had the opportunity to acquire large amounts of savings, housing and pension wealth compared to today’s younger generation. These are the key issues we will focus on in this event.

CHASM is pleased to be hosting an exciting line-up of leading US researchers and practitioners in the field of asset-based policies. The line-up will include:

  • Dalton Conley, Dean of Social Science, New York University
  • William Darity, Director of the Racial Asset Network, Duke University
  • Thomas Shapiro, Director of the Institute of Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University
  • Margaret Sherraden, University of Missouri, St Louis
  • Michael Sherraden, University of Washington, St Louis

The event will be chaired by Damon Gibbons (Director, Centre for Responsible Credit) We are pleased to have the involvement of Omar Khan, Head of Policy and Research at the Runnymede Trust and Anne Price, Director of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap, a US-based national research centre dedicated to building the economic health in vulnerable communities.The event will bring together for the first time US and UK research, policy and practitioner communities to exchange and debate important challenges facing both countries as we enter a period of global uncertainties and risk.

Who should attend?

  • Academics
  • Policymakers
  • Third sector organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Community groups
  • Anyone with an interest in the role of assets

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Further information

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Ricky Joseph,, or call on +44(0)121 414 7233.

To book your place, please complete the online booking form and ensure you select whether you would like to attend the London or Birmingham event.