Public Attitudes Toward Low-Income Children and Families: How the Belief in a Just World Influences American’s Attitudes Toward Solutions to Poverty

Appelbaum, L.D., Lennon M.C. & Aber, J.L.
Communications Research Brief, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University.

This report examines the psychological concept of “Belief in a Just World” and how it influences public opinion about low-income mothers and their efforts to become economically self-sufficient. Understanding these attitudes helps organizations like NCCP generate support for policies that assist low-income families.

Wagner Faculty