No money, no future? Investing in children is good business

The national statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions(http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=hbai) showed that in 2008/09, there were 2.8 million children living in UK households with less than 60% of the average disposable income in the UK – illustrating that we have a significant segment of our future population who would appear to be without social mobility and liable to cost everyone more in the long term.

The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures focus on contemporary social and economic problems. Professor Greg Duncan from the University of California in Irvine, discusses the connections between poverty and child development, and suggests social policy strategies to improve the welfare of children in poverty.

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