Poverty and Children’s Brains – there is an affect!

Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement Poverty is tied to structural differences in several areas of the brain associated with school readiness skills, with the largest influence observed among children from the poorest households. Regional gray matter volumes of children below 1.5 times the federal poverty level were 3 to 4 percentage … Continue reading Poverty and Children’s Brains – there is an affect!

Advertisements

Final Report of the Precarious Work Group_January 2015

Precarious work—any work that does not pay well enough to meet basic expenses—is a major driver of social inequality which does its own social and economic damage. It is fast becoming the principle worry of organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. Final Report … Continue reading Final Report of the Precarious Work Group_January 2015

Living Wage, Precarious Employment, Imposium_17 October 2014_Diedre Pike, Gemma Mendez Smith, David McLaren

Deirdre Pike, Senior Social Planner Community Champion, dpike@sprc.hamilton.on.ca Dierdre Pike, Advocating for Change, Addressing Poverty with Both Feet David McLaren, Making Waves Commentator, david.mclaren@utoronto.ca Gemma Mendez-Smith, Executive Director, Four County Labour Market Planning Board executivedirector@planningboard.ca, http://www.planningboard.ca Poor No More… There is a way out, By: Deveraux Babin, Directed By: Bert Deveraux http://www.PoorNoMore.ca