the pyschology of poverty

The psychology of poverty


Published 20.03.24

What do we know about how psychology and poverty interact?

Read "The Psychology of Poverty: Where Do We Stand?" by Johannes Haushofer and Daniel Salicath.

Does being rich make us happy, or is it being richer than other people that matters? Will interventions that alleviate poverty also improve someone’s well-being? If we can improve a person’s mental health, does this have an economic effect too? In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Johannes Haushofer and Daniel Salicath discuss what we know so far about these questions, and how future research can help us understand the psychology of poverty.