Monday, 21 April 2014

To Reduce Inequality, Start With Families - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

To Reduce Inequality, Start With Families - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

"...Inequality among families isn’t just about financial means, however. It’s also about the care parents can provide, the food they can prepare, and the amount and the nature of the time they can spend with their children. But today, the ability of parents to make the most basic time investments in their children — taking time for parent-teacher conferences or setting a schedule that permits a parent to sometimes be home in the after-school hours — is sharply divided by income level.
The lack of availability of parental time has serious detrimental effects on children’s behavior, ability to learn and emotional development — all of which affect performance in school and, eventually, the workplace..."


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