In this lecture Dr Perkins argues that welfare policies which increase the number of children born into disadvantaged households risk proliferating dysfunctional, employment-resistant personality characteristics, due to the damaging effect on personality development of exposure to childhood disadvantage.
Adam Perkins (@AdamPerkinsPhD) is a Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality at King’s College London.
Kitty Stewart (@kittyjstewart) is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.
Jason McKenzie Alexander is Professor of Philosophy, LSE.
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