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Household income directly affects children’s development, research shows

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6410 (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6410
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Children in low income households have worse cognitive, sociobehavioural, and health outcomes, concludes a new report by the social policy research charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.1

The report says that money makes a direct difference to children’s outcomes and not just because low income is correlated with parents’ level of education, attitudes towards bringing up children, and other parental factors.

Kerris Cooper and Kitty Stewart from the Centre for …

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