We often hear from our guests that they feel “invisible” or that they are treated poorly by mainstream society.
Poverty is not just an economic issue; there are psychological impacts as well. This paper, Psychological Perspectives on Poverty, offers some insight into the psychological consequences of poverty.
Interesting to note, while the authors of this paper were funded by a British charity, the studies they reviewed were mainly North American psychological research.
This research paper comes from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The foundation is a British social policy research and development charity. The foundation was established by Joseph Rowntree, a Quaker philanthropist and businessman from England. He wanted his money to be used to tackle the root causes of social issues such as poverty.