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 — 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 Dame Lesley says it can’t always be ascribed to poverty, so we need to dig deeper. It was only a couple of weeks ago we also had big news in the papers about the worrying statistics around child abuse: one in four children under 17 years old in thisContinue Reading 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: 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