Past event

Members

What are the Causes of Social Exclusion?

Chatham House, London

Participants

Alvin Carpio, Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Mat Ilic, Strategic Director for Justice, Catch22
Gill Main, University Academic Fellow, School of Education, University of Leeds

Hannah Swift, Eastern ARC Research Fellow, University of Kent

Chair: Claire McNeil, Associate Director for Work and Families,  IPPR

Overview

Social exclusion encompasses various social, political, cultural and economic dimensions. It impacts people in varying ways and to differing degrees throughout their lives and can cause disenfranchisement, contribute towards acts of violent extremism and effect the cohesion of society as a whole.

This panel aims to reflect on some of the causes of social exclusion and address the effect it has on those who are excluded. The panellists will analyze the effect that youth poverty, a criminal record, ethnicity and age has on individuals in the UK and beyond. It will also consider different approaches to tackling social exclusion and what can be done to help those that are most marginalized.

Read the report 'Excluded in America: How Community Leaders are Transforming the Lives of the Socially Excluded'.