Can science help poor kids earn more? | The Economist

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The wide gap in development between rich and poor children could be closed with the help of neuroscience. Might a controversial focus on genetics also help? Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP

00:00- The achievement gap between rich and poor kids
00:55 – Words matter in childhood development
03:16 – Conversation can combat childhood inequality
05:09 – Can genetics help close the achievement gap?
07:30 – Genetics can be controversial

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