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Childhood Poverty and Its Effects on the Brain: Physiological and Functional Implications

  title={Childhood Poverty and Its Effects on the Brain: Physiological and Functional Implications},
  author={Lauren Scandrett},
One out of every five American children lives below the federal poverty line. Considering that poverty is deemed one of the most influential risk factors for poor developmental outcomes, it is critical to understand what effect poverty has on the developing brain and how those brain changes affect a child’s life. Poverty is chiefly defined by having a low socioeconomic status (SES), but a low SES is often accompanied by other influencers, such as nutrition and mental stimulation, termed poverty… Expand

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