Poverty stunts children's ability, says Institute of Education

Janaki Mahadevan
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Children who live in poverty for a number of years perform significantly worse in a range of ability tests than those who have never experienced poverty, research by the Institute of Education has found.

'Low income has a two-fold effect on children's ability.' Image: Lucie Carlier
'Low income has a two-fold effect on children's ability.' Image: Lucie Carlier

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