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Health and Wellbeing

Poverty Prevents Child Development

Poverty is preventing some children from achieving 'their developmental potential', according to a new three paper series from the Lancet. It found that while most families are able to provide nurturing care for their children, many cannot because of poverty and a lack of supportive policies. It also found a strong link between children failing to reach their 'developmental potential' and reduced earning capacity in later life. 

Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:


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