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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

Mrs. Ortrud Leßmann

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  • Position: coordinator and research fellow
  • Department: Family and Family Policies
  • Affiliation: German Youth Institute
  • Country: Germany
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  • Biographical info: Ortrud Leßmann is an economist by training and works in the overlap of economics, sociology, philosophy and social work. Her research interests comprise poverty measurement with a special interest in child poverty, sustainable development and labor standards. Currently she works as research associate at the German Youth Institute.

Research interests:
poverty measurement, children, participation, work and employment, sustainable development

Thematic Groups:
Children and Youth Education Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach Participatory Methods Quantitative Research Methods Sustainable Human Development Work and Employment

Regional Network:
European Network

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