Greg Duncan – an American academic with three decades’ experience researching poverty, welfare dependency and childhood development – will be giving several public lectures in Wellington next month about the long-term damage caused by child poverty.
Duncan, a distinguished professor from the University of California, Irvine, has spent his career examining the long-term impacts of childhood poverty on adult productivity, health and wellbeing.
He has investigated the role of school-entry skills and behaviours on later school achievement and attainment, and the effects of increasing income inequality on children’s life chances.
His public lectures are as follows:
Thursday 15 November: 7.00-9.00pm, Public forum on The Cost and Challenge of Child Poverty followed by questions and discussion, St Johns in the City, Willis St
Wednesday 21 November: Lunchtime lecture at Victoria University, School of Government (12.30pm-1.30pm): Solutions to Child Poverty, Government buildings, lecture theatre 2
Monday 26 November: 5.30-7.30, Evening lecture at the University: The Long Reach of Early Childhood Poverty, Rutherford House, lecture theatre 1