Childhood poverty, chronic stress, and adult working memory.


The income-achievement gap is a formidable societal problem, but little is known about either neurocognitive or biological mechanisms that might account for income-related deficits in academic achievement. We show that childhood poverty is inversely related to working memory in young adults. Furthermore, this prospective relationship is mediated by elevated… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0811910106


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@article{Evans2009ChildhoodPC, title={Childhood poverty, chronic stress, and adult working memory.}, author={Gary W. Evans and Michelle A Schamberg}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2009}, volume={106 16}, pages={6545-9} }