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Student Seminar: The Causes and Cures of Poverty – With Dr Mary-Claire Travers

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AWST

There are many social issues that lead to poverty and contribute to the continued generational experience of poverty. These include things such as adequate housing, access to healthcare, job security and so on. The focus of this seminar will be on the role education can play in lifting young people out of poverty.
Dr Travers’ research uncovered a multitude of factors that could be improved educationally for young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds. During this seminar we will explore the belief held by many that there exists among the less well off “a culture of poverty” and how education can afford social mobility for people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Dr Travers was educated in both the UK and Australia. She has an MA and a PhD in Sociology from King’s College London (KCL) after completing a Bachelor of Education, a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies, and, being awarded a scholarship to do an MA in Education in Australia. She is the author of “White Working Class Boys: Teachers Matter”, and strongly believes that education is the way for those from low socio-economic backgrounds to break out of poverty, achieve social mobility and contribute to society.


March 26
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AWST


Mannkal Economic Education Foundation
"Hayek on Hood" 3/31 Hood Street
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008 Australia
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(08) 9382 1288
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