The Effect of Poverty on Child Development and Educational Outcomes

  title={The Effect of Poverty on Child Development and Educational Outcomes},
  author={P. Engle and M. Black},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • P. Engle, M. Black
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Poverty affects a child's development and educational outcomes beginning in the earliest years of life, both directly and indirectly through mediated, moderated, and transactional processes. School readiness, or the child's ability to use and profit from school, has been recognized as playing a unique role in escape from poverty in the United States and increasingly in developing countries. It is a critical element but needs to be supported by many other components of a poverty‐alleviation… CONTINUE READING
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