Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children’s Brain Development

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Huffington Post
31 March 2015
Carolyn Gregoire

A major new study shows a positive association between family income and greater brain development in children.

We’ve long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have larger brains.

Researchers from nine universities across the country, led by neuroscientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Columbia University Medical Center, conducted a major new study of the effects of family income and parental education on child and adolescent brain development.

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