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Neurobiological Poverty Traps

@inproceedings{Haushofer2011NeurobiologicalPT,
  title={Neurobiological Poverty Traps},
  author={J. Haushofer},
  year={2011}
}
Poverty remains one of the most pressing problems facing the world. In this paper, I review evidence suggesting that poverty has particular neurobiological consequences, and that these consequences in turn lead to suboptimal economic behaviors which exacerbate and perpetuate poverty. Speci cally, I argue that poverty raises levels of the stress hormone cortisol, causes dysregulation and altered gene-environment interactions in serotonergic neurotransmission, and leads to increased levels of… Expand
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