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The Environment of Childhood Poverty

Presenters: 

Gary Evans, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development
Cornell University

Description: 

Growing up in poverty is not good for children, but it is much less obvious why. In this talk Dr. Gary Evans will briefly summarize some of the developmental correlates of poverty; describe environmental exposures, physical and social, associated with poverty; and then put the first and third together. Dr. Evans will suggest that one of the reasons why poverty is bad for children’s development is because of exposure to the accumulation of physical and social risk factors endemic to childhood poverty.

Date: 

Monday, September 12, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Campus Center, Room 917, UMass Amherst

Fees: 

Free and open to the public