The experience of poverty early in the life course can have far-reaching impacts on children’s health, development and educational success, well into adulthood. In this interview, Telethon Kids Research Focus Area Head, Brain and Behaviour Professor Steve Zubrick, notes that growing up poor is about more than just the size of your wallet. Families can be impoverished in many ways and this can have far reaching negative effects on developong children. Zubrick makes specific mention of indigenous populations and the challenges they face. To read the full report: https://colab.telethonkids.org.au/globalassets/subsite-media/subsite-documents/colab-documents/colab—poverty-and-the-developing-child-final.pdf

Author: Telethon Kids Institute