The analysis of inequality, poverty and social exclusion has experienced considerable progress in recent years. However, there are still many open questions that need to be studied in order to allow modern societies to maintain a desirable level of social cohesion.

EQUALITAS is a group of researchers most interested in the analysis of inequality and poverty in a wide sense, thus including theoretical discussions of relevant measurement issues, empirical studies on income distribution in a variety of countries, evaluation of social and labour market policies and the study of equity in the labour market, among other things.

The group aims to develop good research expertise in the field by stimulating high quality research, organizing some research activities such as international workshops or seminars, training young researchers and facilitating access to the most recent results for a wide research community and for policy makers.

Researchers are placed at a variety of Spanish Universities and all of them currently contribute to a coordinated research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.