Will treating poverty reshape a child's brain?

Jordan Heath-Rawlings
The Big Story Podcast
Publication Year:
May 02, 2020
  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

This is the story of a simple yet elegant experiment that could have profound implications. Does the impact of growing up in poverty literally alter the brains of poor kids? If that’s the case, how can we start to fix that? If the fix works, will the world be willing to implement it?

All of a sudden what sounds like a simple answer begins to challenge our notions of what is deserved and what isn't, and the role that simple luck plays in the people we eventually become.

GUEST: Shannon Proudfoot, Maclean's (Read Shannon's piece on the project right here.)

In this episode, Jordan Heath-Rawlings and Shannon Proudfoot discuss the impacts of poverty on the brains of poor children and what steps the world may have to take to fix this. Play podcast!


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