Defining Adequate Housing

Housing is a basic need and is internationally recognized as a human right. Housing forms the foundation for our homes, neighbourhoods and communities. Housing provides shelter, security, a space in which family life can happen and where children grow up and thrive. Yet, for many people, their housing jeopardizes their health and well-being. The unfit conditions in … Continue reading Defining Adequate Housing

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Poverty impairs cognitive function

Media Release | August 29, 2013 A new report released this week in Science journal directs us to change our thinking.  Going forward, it means that anti-poverty programs could have a huge benefit that we've never recognized before: Help people become more financially stable, and you also free up their cognitive resources to succeed in … Continue reading Poverty impairs cognitive function