First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Catherine KeaneFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Mark Jareb and Professor Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

When you take a step back and look at a low-income community and its members compared to a high-income community and its members its no secret that even in a constitutionally equal country, those of the low-income community undergo significant disadvantages. This is the result of an enduring circle of poverty that is constantly strengthened by a system that favors the upper class. The circle of poverty is a figurative model that provides explanation for how poverty and wealth juxtapose one another in society. Therefore, making it increasingly harder for someone from a low socioeconomic status to break away from the chains of poverty and into the wealthier realms of society.

The everyday obstacles that a person from a low-income household faces is insurmountable when compared to their wealthy counterpart. Without money everything becomes an uphill battle. From putting food on the table, providing safety and shelter, to getting political representation, everything is harder without financial stability. But one of the biggest struggles that the lower-class deals with is equal education.

College and Major available

Psychology BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300, honors capstone, Professor Jareb and Professor Moras

Location

Session G: West Campus West Building W223J

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 12:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

Students' Information

Catherine Keane, Psychology on a Pre-Med track, Honors program, May 2022

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Apr 29th, 12:00 PM Apr 29th, 1:00 PM

How Class Disparities Effect Cognitive Deficits in School Age Children Leading to an Enduring Circle of Poverty

Session G: West Campus West Building W223J

When you take a step back and look at a low-income community and its members compared to a high-income community and its members its no secret that even in a constitutionally equal country, those of the low-income community undergo significant disadvantages. This is the result of an enduring circle of poverty that is constantly strengthened by a system that favors the upper class. The circle of poverty is a figurative model that provides explanation for how poverty and wealth juxtapose one another in society. Therefore, making it increasingly harder for someone from a low socioeconomic status to break away from the chains of poverty and into the wealthier realms of society.

The everyday obstacles that a person from a low-income household faces is insurmountable when compared to their wealthy counterpart. Without money everything becomes an uphill battle. From putting food on the table, providing safety and shelter, to getting political representation, everything is harder without financial stability. But one of the biggest struggles that the lower-class deals with is equal education.

 

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