➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Children left behind: Evidence grows of poverty’s toll on young brains, academic achievement gap
Center for Investigative Reporting – November 07, 2016
Naja’s and Hannah’s brains are in critical phases of development, and they are being stimulated by a home environment that prioritizes education. But children who do not have this same experience early in life – especially those growing up in poverty – could experience delayed brain development that significantly harms their educational progress, according to recent research by psychology professor Seth Pollak and economist Barbara Wolfe at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.