A Novel Effort to See How Poverty Affects Young Brains

The New York Times: The UpShot | Alla Katsnelson

“It’s quite possible that the particular pathways to children’s outcomes differ across families… So by empowering families to use the money as they see fit, it doesn’t presuppose a particular pathway or mechanism that leads to differences in child development.”

Recent stimulus distribution is giving neuroscientists and other health professionals new opportunities to examine how a family’s economic status impacts young children’s physical development.

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