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Modelling the Risk of Harmful Forms of Child Labour

A BSA Social Statistics Study Group Webinar Series

18 November 2021 (15:00-17:30 GMT)

About the Event

The BSA study group on social statistics and sociology holds a short workshop series aiming to increase R skills whist extending knowledge of one applied area of research: harmful forms of child labour. We invite anyone in our community of scholars to share and communicate about child-labour research, about time-use data and about regression modelling. Both time-use diary data and the analysis of ‘combined data’ using Bayesian estimation methods are cutting-edge methods. The workshops bolster computing and reasoning skills among a worldwide community of scholars. Therefore, the objectives of this series of three workshops are:

  • Define child labour within the modern slavery literature
  • Encourage a sociological orientation toward debates about child labour.
  • Practically compute with exemplar programmes in R, which use Indian time-use diary data.
  • Define and explore Bayesian data-combining methods.
  • Increase membership in British Sociological Association.
  • Increase awareness of BSA’s Study Group on Sociology and Social Statistics

Each session lasts up to 3 hours with a 30-minute break, and we allow for breakout discussions and speed-chat.

The webinar will be hosted by the BSA on Zoom, details will be sent to registered attendees.


  • BSA Members: £15
  • BSA Concessionary Members: £10
  • Non-members: £20

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact BSA Social Statistics co-convenor Emma Seddon.

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