The Brain on Poverty | Jessica Sharpe | TEDxGreenville

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The effects of poverty start in women. When pregnant moms are addicted to drugs and alcohol, the baby becomes so too.
Such babies are then already compromised. 
Such babies are then already compromised. The first 3 years of life are critical to brain-development (80% of the brain develops during this time).
Low income children have read fewer books too (therefore they know fewer words and never reach levels of education and opportunity).
Chronic stress is also prevalent among the poor — such is linked to weight issues, and early death. Living in poverty can literally kills us.
They are also more likely to rely on food stamps and (SNAP and TANF).
The solution to ending poverty starts with EMPATHY (knowing what it’s like to want to be loved and have faith in society).

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