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CAGE-SMF briefing: Poor Choices? The link between Poverty and Cognition

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CAGE-SMF briefing: Poor Choices? The link between Poverty and Cognition

Policy Briefing Event, Tuesday 12 December

In this joint briefing by Social Market Foundation and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), CAGE Research Associate Professor Anandi Mani of Oxford University will discuss the link between poverty, cognition and decision-making.

Poverty brings financial anxiety and uncertainty. It is also often associated with the making of bad choices – both financially and in terms of wider behaviour that is not in the best interests of the person making the decision. But could it be that poverty causes people to make worse choices? If so, why? How should policymakers respond to that? And what changes might the UK government make to Universal Credit and other welfare policies given these findings? Professor Mani offers a new perspective on how we view poverty and makes a case for why public policy should adapt to mitigate its material as well as mental burden.

Speaker
Dr. Anandi Mani
Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
Research Associate at the centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), University of Warwick

 

Date & time

Tuesday 12th December, 12:30 – 13:30
Refreshments will be served from 12:00

Location
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street, SW1P 3QB

If you would further information on this event please contact Tracy Evans, CAGE Communications Manager.