Health and Wellbeing
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:
Andrew Berg, International Monetary Fund, on the 'win-win' measures that can promote economic growth and reduce inequality.
Michael Marmot discusses how those in 'low status' jobs have less control over the lives, and how this impacts on their health
Kate Pickett, Author, 'The Spirit Level' on the psychosocial affects of inequality on health