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Children’s genetic potentials are subdued by poverty

Children from poorer families do worse in school, are less likely to graduate from high school, and are less likely to go to college. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that ...

Being poor can suppress children’s genetic potentials

AUSTIN, Texas -- Growing up poor can suppress a child's genetic potential to excel cognitively even before the age of 2, according to research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. Half of the gains that wealthier children sho...

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