Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? (Ep. 475) – Freakonomics

“Why does the richest country in the world have so many poor kids?” Freakonomics asks this week. TC’s Kim Noble, whose research examines how supplemented income fosters the growth of kids’ cognitive abilities, weighs in. Listen and learn more. ⬇️

Among O.E.C.D. nations, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty. How can that be? To find out, Stephen Dubner speaks with a Republican senator, a Democratic mayor, and a large cast of econo-nerds. Along the way, we hear some surprisingly good news: Washington is finally ready to attac…

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