poverty

Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later
Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Past research has indicated that physical punishment, such as spanking, has negative consequences on child development. However, most research studies have examined short-term associations—less than one year—between discipline and development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that ... Read More »

Disadvantaged kids may be at higher risk for heart disease later in life
Disadvantaged kids may be at higher risk for heart disease later in life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and neighbourhoods appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls, which in adults may indicate higher risk for heart attack and stroke in later life according to new research at MCRI, which ... Read More »

Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes
Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to hit puberty early and could face poorer health later in life as a result, an Australian study has shown. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) found boys who grew up ... Read More »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers
One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from low-income families are at substantial risk in terms of their social-emotional and academic skills at school entry, with fewer than half considered ready for school at age 5. A new study has found that infants and toddlers from ... Read More »

Early childhood support vital for at-risk families
Early childhood support vital for at-risk families (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Loraine Fordham, a researcher in the CSU School of Teacher Education and Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), conducted a two-year qualitative study of an Early Years Education Program (EYEP) conducted by the Children’s Protection Society (CPS) in Melbourne for ... Read More »

Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families
Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

At-risk young people and their families benefit from a ground-breaking initiative across education, health and community service providers, according to recent Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. The evaluation of the innovative Family Referral Service (FRS) in Schools initiative in the ... Read More »

Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids
Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project led by Flinders’ Associate Professor Gerry Redmond surveyed more than 5,000 Australian children. One in ten Australian children miss school at least once a week, almost one in six have been bullied, and one in ... Read More »

Needs of low SES regional students
Needs of low SES regional students (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study into the learning and wellbeing needs of low socio-economic status students in regional Australia has received a $424,174 funding boost from the Australian Research Council’s 2015 Linkage Project scheme. The project is a collaboration between the University of ... Read More »

Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain
Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An alarming 22% of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up ... Read More »

 
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