Poverty and Cognitive Function

  title={Poverty and Cognitive Function},
  author={E. Dean and Frank Schilbach and Heather Schofield},
This paper is a primer for economists interested in the relationship between poverty and cognitive function. We begin by discussing a set of underlying aspects of cognitive function relevant to economic decision-making – attention, inhibitory control, memory, and higherorder cognitive functions – including descriptions of validated tasks to measure each of these areas. Next, we review literature that investigates channels through which poverty might impact cognitive function and economic… Expand
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