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How Poverty Changes Your Brain

Worrying about money can put a strain on you in the short-term, but new research shows that living in poverty can affect you for life.

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Poverty Overview

“There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target—to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015—five years ahead of schedule, in 2010.”

About Poverty

“In 2013, the official poverty rate was 14.5 percent, down from 15.0 percent in 2012.”

Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function

“The poor often behave in less capable ways, which can further perpetuate poverty. We hypothesize that poverty directly impedes cognitive function and present two studies that test this hypothesis.”

Bad Decisions Don’t Make You Poor. Being Poor Makes for Bad Decisions.

“New research shows that worrying about money causes cognitive impairments.”
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