For Educators

Poverty is Prevalent and Marked by Numerous Threats to Child Development

  • Published6 May 2019
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The child poverty rate across the United States is about 18 percent, though it can range greatly from state to state. Jamie Hanson, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the measurable effects of poverty on children’s development and academic achievement, as well as the many effects that we still cannot measure.

This video is part of a longer session titled “Understanding the Neurobiological Impacts of Child Poverty: Implications for the Classroom and Beyond” presented at the National Science Teachers Association 2019 National Conference in St Louis, MO. See the entire talk here.

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