A recent article on the Phys.org website summarizes new work by Harvard researchers investigating the effects of poverty on intelligence quotient measurements.
According to the article:
The accumulation of those money woes and day-to-day worries leaves many low-income individuals not only struggling financially, but cognitively … . In a study published August 29 in Science, he showed that the “cognitive deficit” caused by poverty translates into as many as 10 IQ points.
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