PAM4470 11 - effects of poverty occurring as early as the...

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Former studies have highlighted the critical importance of early childhood for brain development, particularly in establishing the neural functions and structures that shape future cognitive, social, emotional, and health outcomes. Furthermore, the timing of poverty has been found to be increasingly crucial for childhood outcomes largely due to the sensitive and vulnerable nature of the brain at that time, which heightens its plasticity to environmental conditions. Stemming off this notion, Duncan et. al examined the
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Unformatted text preview: effects of poverty occurring as early as the prenatal year to adult outcomes as far as the fourth decade of life. They found that for some outcomes in adulthood, particularly those related to achievement skills and cognitive development, poverty early in a child’s life may be especially harmful. Specifically, there was a strong association between early childhood poverty and adult work hours and earnings....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course PSYCH 209 taught by Professor Goldstein during the Spring '11 term at Cornell.

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