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The elusive constellations of poverty.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2017. No. 40. P. 19-20.
Breugelmans S., Plantinga A., Zeelenberg M., Poluektova O., Efremova M.

Pepper & Nettle describe possible processes underlying what they call a behavioral constellation of deprivation (BCD). Although we are certain about the application of evolutionary models to our understanding of poverty, we are less certain about the utility of behavioral constellations. The empirical record on poverty-related behaviors is much more divergent and broad than such constellations suggest.