This past weekend saw the international March for Science take place in something like 600 communities. We can hardly think of anything as heartening as smart people the world over gathering for science. Adhering to a theme of knowledge and objectivity is this piece from Nautilus. Its author looks into the reality of living a life of deep uncertainty and stress. We really urge you to read this one because it is starting to look like poverty doesn’t just deform personal behaviour and therefore lead us to injury. Poverty can be increasingly seen as harmful to us at cellular and genetic levels and in our body chemistry. An understanding of the science of poverty should allow us to stop attributing its existence of some combination of personal character and systemic inevitability and to rationally treating it.
If numbers from a series of new reports on poverty are anything to go by the Great Recession is still roiling away around Philadelphia.
Over 22K children in Philly’s suburbs are experiencing deep poverty. Two reports of a series of five from Public Citizens For Children and Youth show more children in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties are experiencing economic hardship now than they were during the Great Recession
See also: (212) Philadelphia, PA
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Just in case you were sitting around wondering what makes a powerful argument in favour of consciously eliminating poverty in this society here is a piece from today’s Toronto Star.
Children’s aid societies should not discriminate against poor children: a new study has found Ontario kids are being removed from their homes simply because their parents are poor. It has to stop. Editorial
Poverty has its own soundscapes: ones that can hold back kids? Intuitively, this makes sense to us and there’s data now.
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From our unscientific standpoint scanning the Internet for items on suburban poverty, it looks as if US headlines like this one have tailed off a little. That doesn’t mean the reality is any better, though. Well into a federal election poverty is taking a distant backseat to such nonsense as Donald “Crazy Man” Trump’s proposal for a wall on the Mexican-US border or Hillary “It’s My Turn” Clinton’s email server impropriety.
Rays of hope rise in Oshawa’s battle against child poverty.
Durham District School Board’s sweeping pilot project to help kids in Oshawa’s 12 poorest schools focuses not just on the usual free breakfasts and after-school programs but on boosting academic expectations
Toronto holds onto its shameful title: child poverty capital of Canada. Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in very low-income households, according to a new report being released Tuesday
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The non-profit Annie E. Casey Foundation chose to focus on children and low income families recently. Financial instability does a lot of damage to such families but there are sensible strategies available for responding. Good sense is found in approaching the needs and issues of children and parents simultaneously.
Creating opportunity for families. A two-generation approach
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