Child poverty is a serious problem in Rochester, with approximately 50% of children in living below the poverty line. Current research points to poverty itself as the cause of negative outcomes for poor children, not associated problems such as poor nutrition, low levels of parental education, poor schools, or crime-ridden neighborhoods. Systemic racism in the form of wage, education, and housing inequities contributes directly to poverty and a direct assault on systemic racism needs to redress poverty as well as the causes of poverty. Join the University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Center for a panel discussion on poverty as the cause of debilitating outcomes in cognition, emotional stability, and health for poor children. Directly addressing poverty through interventions such as an unconditional cash allowance or direct money transfers for poor households can promote positive changes in parenting, home environment, and maternal depression, as well as children’s cognitive ability, engagement in school, and behavior and anxiety.
Tuesday, February 16 at 4:00pm to 5:00pmVirtual Event