Getting Poor Kids out of Poor Neighborhoods Helps Even More Than We Thought


By Elissa Strauss

It’s well known that poverty is not good for children. Kids who grow up poor havehigher rates of asthma, obesity, and poor language development and are likely to experience toxic stress, which can lead to lifelong physical, psychological, and behavioral difficulties.

New research from Eric Chyn, an economist from the University of Michigan, tells us that a good way to obviate some of these effects is by allowing more poor parents to raise their children in economically diverse neighborhoods...

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