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Poverty costs 10 IQ points, according to Harvard economist

Jelena Woehr

Hunger, housing insecurity, and other emotionally exhausting aspects of poverty sap cognitive abilities to the tune of 10 IQ points, according to a Harvard researcher. This phenomenon means those dealing with poverty have an uphill battle to fight before they can use their full cognitive potential, reinforcing the vicious cycle of poverty.

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