LongPlay/Raunio kirjoitti köyhyydestä, sai palkinnon

Laitan tämän nyt tähän kun aihe on minusta mielenkiintoinen ja LPn artikkeli avoin kaikille.
Tässä on tiedote palkinnosta, Katja Raunion esseelle ”Köyhän perheen lapsi” vuoden 2021 Kunnioittavasti köyhyydestä -tunnustus :

http://www.eapn.fi/katja-raunion-esseelle-koyhan-perheen-lapsi-vuoden-2021-kunnioittavasti-koyhyydesta-tunnustus/

Itse essee löytyy täältä, linkki on myös tuossa tiedotteessa :

Kun tuota luin löysin jotenkin rivienvälistä jatkuvan pelon, häpeän ja huonommuuden tunteen asiasta mikä ei ole edes itse aiheutettua. Miten varoa tilanteita missä saattaisi joutua puhumaan ettei ole varaa? Tätä voi varmasti laajentaa analogioin myös muihin aiheisiin.

Löytääkö kukaan itseään tästä?

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Köyhyyden vaikutus kognitioon ja käytökseen:

Tiivistelmä: resurssien niukkuus (köyhyys) kohdentaa huomiokykyä ja
luo kognitiivista kuormitusta. Köyhille taloudellinen ulottuvuus on esillä jokapäiväisissä kokemuksissa, jotka eivät näy muille taloudellisina kysymyksinä.


[ Money in the Mental Lives of the Poor ]

GENERAL DISCUSSION

People often assume that low-income individuals engage in less thought. The poor
are consistently perceived as being among the least competent groups (Cuddy,
Fiske, & Glick, 2007), and people dehumanize the poor and assume they have less
mental capacity than those who are well-off

… Our results provide a broader view of how a scarce resource (in this case,
money) influences attention, perception, and memory. We show that concerns
about money come to mind spontaneously among the poor. And, as in Studies 4ab, poor individuals not only are more attuned to explicit monetary cues, but also
rely on such cues in how they associate concepts. Like thirst or hunger, a feeling of
relative poverty threatens basic needs and captures the mind. Furthermore, it requires continuous attention as one tries to juggle numerous needs with only scarce
resources. And it shapes how we see things.

… Finally, concerns about cost are certainly not the only thoughts that occupy the
minds of the poor. Recent studies have shown that concerns about stigma also tax
cognitive capacity among the poor (Hall, Zhao, & Shafir, 2014). And ethnographic
work has unpacked the nature of this stigma: The poor are often concerned about
being seen as a burden or as deserving to be poor (Reutter, Stewart, Veenstra,
Love, Raphael, & Makwarimba, 2009).

… In describing the ways that concerns about cost enter into the minds of the poor,
the current studies further contribute to our emerging understanding of the experiential aspects of the scarcity mindset. Social scientists have long focused on the
unique material challenges facing the poor—irregular work, cramped housing,
underperforming schools, and so on. The present studies show that being poor
does not just mean having different life experiences—it means experiencing many
ordinary life events differently. The studies show that those who live comfortably
often experience a different reality from those struggling to make ends meet. And
in some ways, this may be the more striking disparity because it is not limited to
where one works, lives, or goes to school. It is woven through thought and perception, often in ways that are hard to detect or appreciate. Where money is the last
thing that comes to mind for those living comfortably, it is ever present for those
getting by on less.

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