Why the Poor are Trapped into Poor Decisions

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Have you judged people who are poor for making what seem like poor decisions? Why It Matters host Joshua Lim speaks to two mothers each raising a family on a single income to understand how poverty can be expensive and stressful.

Geraldine Tan, a psychologist from The Therapy Room, discusses why the ‘scarcity mindset’ - where one's attention is used up on the immediate, which makes it harder to think long term - is hard to break out of when one is poor.

Watch the full episode here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/why-it-matters

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