Poverty may affect children’s cognitive development

April 1, 2015 1:00 PM

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STARK and rising inequality plagues many countries, including the United States, and politicians, economists, and—fortunately—scientists, are debating its causes and solutions.

But the effects of inequality may go beyond simple access to opportunity: a new study finds that family differences in income and education are directly correlated with brain size in developing children and adolescents.

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