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Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

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A new study links poverty with slower early brain development. According to the study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain.

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Ryan Lin's insight:

I feel that being poor as a kid is unfair as it is disadvantage for them to be less smarter then those who are richer. However, one should not give up just because he or she is poor. The richer kids would have a head start when they start attending school. Those who are poorer should work hard and catch up with the rest. All kids should be equally treated and be left out just because he or she is poor.

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Davina De Laure's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:29 AM

this is my insight

i was shock to find out how poverty influences children's early brian development. This is because environmental factors that contribute to slower brain development often come with poverty, such as poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, an unsafe environment, and a lack of books and educational toys.i think that the goverment should do something about this issuse so that every child would have a equally head start in life. seeing child suffering due to lack of resorces makes me think that i should be lucky to have a place to study and have a family that is well to do and also have books to study and we can also make a differance for this children by donating books that we have used instead of throwing it donating money clothes etc

Ann Tan's comment, February 3, 2014 12:18 AM
After reading this article, I think that the main factor which is hindering the children living in poverty is the environment they lived in.Children living in poverty lacked resources such as writing materials and books. Children do not have the basic materials a normal child needs. Children living in poverty have lack of nutrition, a shortage of sleep, an unsafe environment and a lack of books which results in a slower brain developmentParents could not afford to send their kids to school. Also, parents living in poverty are not highly educated too, hence, parents would be the greatest influence to children at the young age. I think that the government should set up free school for children living in poverty or poverty would be passed down from generations to generations with no education as it is very important. After reading this article, I think we should all be grateful and cherish what we have and how fortunate we are to have education.
Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:56 AM

Linking poverty with slow early grown brain development.

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1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News

1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News | Poverty Assignment by ryan lin | Scoop.it

A growing number of children in the UK are living in extreme poverty because of huge increases in the cost of energy, petrol and food, according to a leading charity.


Via Michael Chitty
Ryan Lin's insight:

Uk is not a poor country, in fact it is a country with stable economy. However, every country will have a number of poor people who are struggling to survive. I was shocked that such a huge number of people in UK are facing extreme poverty. The chlidren there must have suffer alot as even paying of the basic necessity is difficult. If such a rich country would have such a problem, I wonder how the people in third-world country would survive. The government did help them by giving them food parcels. We are very fortunate to live in Singapore where almost no one is starving everyday and we don't face drought. 

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Sean Lim's comment, January 27, 2014 8:25 PM
I share Ryan's reaction in knowing that even the United Kingdom an advance first world country face severe poverty issues. This shows that even as the world is keenly aware of the poverty situation in African countries and other third world nations people often forget that poverty is an issue that plagues even the most sophisticated of nations. To know that such acute poverty still exist in countries on the forefront of standard of living, raises the question of Why do even the best nations face the chronic issue of poverty that is the marker of lesser developing nations? This is a fundamental question in my opinion on understanding why poverty is still an underlying issue in most if not all nations.
Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:53 AM

This article tells me that arising cost of energy, petrol and food lead to an extreme poverty. Parents have to scrimp and save their pay to at least put meals on the table for their family. They have to eat whatever they can afford to as they have no choice.It is sad that children cannot have treats or a holiday due to not having enough money as parents have to pay the house bills.People who have not eaten for a few days came to the food banks that provide meals.When food is given to them they cried and that shows how bad they are struggling in poverty. Through this i have learnt that we should save some money from our income for rainy days for the future needs.

Goh Bin Hong's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:54 AM

Even though if the country is very rich there is bound to be people to be living in poverty, the rising cost of living and a slow economic recovery has left thousands of families struggling to pay for even the basic for example a family weekly food allowance is $100.Last year 61,000 people across the UK turned to food banks for help the food parcels they are given have enough ingredients to make meals for three days only and people say that lack of food has turn them into crime to get food for them to eat even the government know about that but why they cannot give out a scheme that maybe all left over food in fast food restaurant to be given out to the poor to feed them

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Poverty Wrecks the Mind, Not Just the Wallet - Truthdig

Poverty Wrecks the Mind, Not Just the Wallet - Truthdig | Poverty Assignment by ryan lin | Scoop.it

Research conducted over the last two decades lends powerful credence to the claim that chronic poverty cripples an individual’s ability to make sound financial choices, with each decision exacting a “psychic cost” that diminishes the mental...


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Ryan Lin's insight:

I think people who are facing poverty needs alot of support from their the society, not only finicial support but also social support. Many poor people have low self esteem and they do not have confident. If the society accept them and also lending them a helping a helping, they would suceed later in life. However, i think those who are facing poverty should not look down on themself, instead they should strive to work even harder and be hungry for sucess.

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