Why Mental Bandwidth Could Explain the Psychology Behind Poverty


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This needull explains one of the many reasons why it is very difficult for people to come out of poverty.

“There are often stereotypes of people who make bad choices, and we’re really trying to understand what’s driving that. Is it the person or their circumstances?” she said. “They may have all the baseline capacity, but there’s a greater tax on bandwidth because of their poverty. There’s just less of a scope to allow them to make good choices.”

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