Why poverty may lead people to make decisions that may not be in their best interest (long term)

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Why poverty may lead people to make decisions that may not be in their best interest (long term)

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Dear Elisabeth,

To give a bit more information on the theory that poverty leads people to make decisions that may not be in their best (long-term interest).

I think it's good for us from the sanitation sector to learn more about poverty and how people make decisions; and for those who are experts in that to learn from our sanitation sector how CLTS works.


A lot of this is based on the work of: Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir. Below a link to the article about their research with the sugarcane farmers ( I hope that one is legit):

www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/sta...science_976.full.pdf

Further, there is one Guardian article, that explains their idea:

www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/23/sc...inathan-eldar-shafir

And their book:
us.macmillan.com/scarcity/SendhilMullainathan

Regards

Marijn
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