Childhood poverty may have lasting effects on cognitive skills in old age
Children who grow up in poverty or who are otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged may be more likely in old age to score lower than others on tests of cognitive skills (thinking, learning, reasoning, remembering and problem solving), according to a study published online September 26, 2018 in Neurology. They were also less educated and were to a lower extent employed. They also scored higher in symptoms of depression, were less physically active and in general less healthy.
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