12 September 2018 - 16:50
What do you want to do when you grow up?
Interview with Lisa Gennetian, research professor at New York University
It has scientifically been proved that children’s first six years of life are the most formative. Within these six years, children’s academic realisation, health and formative path are shaped.
Offering equal opportunities to children living in poverty is the rationale of one of the programs supported by The Human Safety Net, which combining research with technical expertise studies how to best intervene to support society’s most vulnerable people.
New York University researcher Lisa Gennetian has offered a fundamental contribution by studying, alongside a team of sociologists and neuroscientists, how the children’s milieu, and most specifically the income of their family, determine cerebral development.