Reducing Child Poverty is a No-Brainer — But Not Because of Effects on Children’s Brains

The Washington Post| Mical Raz

“Many policymakers believed that early intervention would pay off in measurable academic and intellectual gains in poor children.”

Raz discusses some of the anti-poverty programs that began developing as early as the 1960s. She explains how legislators explored the findings of experimental studies that showed placing children in early-enrichment centers would help reduce deficits in brain development and enhance their intellectual development.

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