The social downside of a loving family

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:15 pm on 31 May 2017

When you read Hairy McClary from Donaldson's Dairy to your kids at bedtime, are you giving them an unfair advantage over other children?

Philosopher and professor of political theory, Adam Swift, says there are consequences that can last for generations when there is a big division between the outcomes for kids with involved parents, versus kids who never get bedtime stories and almost raise themselves.

What's the social downside of a loving family? How do we level the playing field?

Is having a loving family and opportunities an unfair advantage?

Is having a loving family and opportunities an unfair advantage? Photo: Shuttershock

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