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The Way to Beat Poverty

Nicholas Kristof tells the story of a girl named Jessica, whose chances of a successful life were minimized before she was even born.

“One reason the United States has not made more progress against poverty is that our interventions come too late. If there’s one overarching lesson from the past few decades of research about how to break the cycles of poverty in the United States, it’s the power of parenting — and of intervening early, ideally in the first year or two of life or even before a child is born.” Read more.


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