Payne is now a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has come to believe that what’s really damaging about being poor, at least in a country like the United States-where, as he notes, even most people living below the poverty line possess TVs, microwaves, and cellContinue Reading

Many #OECD countries could learn from exerience of Denmark & Finland where only 4% of #children are assessed to live in relative poverty. Figures for USA are 21%, New Zealand 14%, UK & Australia13%, Canada 12%. Time for reflection in anglophone democracies? @OECD_Social https://t.co/9dk5kFOHe1 — Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) October 17,Continue Reading

Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Trained as a neuroscientist and pediatrician, she studies how inequality relates to in children’s cognitive and brain development. Her work examines both brain and cognitive development across infancy, childhood and adolescence. She is particularly interested in understandingContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11728079 Police Minister Judith Collins has stuck by comments that parental influence has more to do with crime than poverty, saying it is “utter rubbish” to suggest crime is caused by poverty. Collins has been criticised by Every Child Counts, which represents organisations including Barnardos, after her response to aContinue Reading

The impact of poverty on the developing brain: http://t.co/BbfdoZFSaF Psychology Today Magazine — John Marsden (@MarsdenTherapy) October 10, 2014 Recent studies show that the brains of poor children are impacted by poverty. An historical example of this claim, given by Robert Sapolsky, a leading researcher from Stanford, demonstrates this dramatically.Continue Reading