Category Archives: Socioeconomic

On Empathy and utilitarian judgement across socioeconomic status

Research by Côté, Piff, and Willer (2013) found that through the induction of empathy in an experimental condition, the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and utilitarian moral judgment was diminished. Participant self-reported income interacted with an experimental condition such that high SES participants … Continue reading

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From Neurons to Neighborhoods : The Science of Early Childhood Development

”From Neurons to Neighborhoods” presents the evidence about ”brain wiring” and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community within which the child grows. How we raise young … Continue reading

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Teaching about Economic and Social Inequality

South Africa is a country of stark contrasts, with opulence co-existing alongside poverty. Historically the issue of class has been narrowly linked to race, yet in present day South Africa, economic inequality and poverty knows no racial boundary. Teachers often … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic status and the developing brain

Childhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with cognitive achievement throughout life. How does SES relate to brain development, and what are the mechanisms by which SES might exert its influence? We review studies in which behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods … Continue reading

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Trends in Connectivity Technologies and their Socio-economic Impacts

This report was commissioned by DG INFSO as part of its preparations for the successor programme to i2010 – its current policy framework. It contains the results of the study of the socio-economic impacts of the ‘Ubiquitous Internet Society’ and … Continue reading

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