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