Why Positive Thinking Won’t Get You Out of Poverty

Why Positive Thinking Won’t Get You Out of Poverty

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To say that poor people don’t have enough hope, tenacity and aspiration is to deny their agency as well as the size of the structural odds they face. (OD Op-ed) — In a recent article in the New York Times, the development economist Seema Jayachandran discusses three studies that used Randomised Controlled Trials (or RCTs) to understand the benefits of…

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