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New York State profile of young children in deep poverty

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 13:14
Individual Author: 
Smith, Sheila
Granja, Maribel R.
Nguyen, Sophie (Uyen)
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Place Published: 
New York, NY
Published Date: 
November 2017
Published Date (Text): 
November 2017

Young children whose families face economic hardship are more likely than their peers in financially secure families to experience a range of adversities that may greatly limit their opportunities for success as adults. Parents of these children show a higher prevalence of health and mental health problems and often reside in communities where they do not feel safe or supported. Young children in poverty have higher rates of chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes, and a greater incidence of developmental delays, learning difficulties, and behavior problems. Poverty’s harmful effects even extend to changes in parts of the brain that govern language, memory, and behavioral control — capacities that are critical for school success. (Author introduction)


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