Low Birth Weight and School Readiness

  title={Low Birth Weight and School Readiness},
  author={N. Reichman},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={116 - 91}
  • N. Reichman
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Future of Children
  • In the United States black women have for decades been twice as likely as white women to give birth to babies of low birth weight who are at elevated risk for developmental disabilities. Does the black-white disparity in low birth weight contribute to the racial disparity in readiness? The author summarizes the cognitive and behavioral problems that beset many low birth weight children and notes that not only are the problems greatest for the smallest babies, but black babies are two to three… CONTINUE READING
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