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16 October 2003

Boost from poverty helps kids

Climbing out of poverty significantly reduces the likelihood of childhood mental illness, says a new study.

Climbing out of poverty significantly reduces the likelihood of childhood mental illness, says a new study that looked at the effects of a casino opening on Indian tribal welfare.

Parental supervision considered
Several studies have looked at the impact of income supplements on children's behaviour, but it's rare that you can deal with it experimentally, says study leader Elizabeth Jane Costello, a Duke University psychiatric epidemiologist. Since everybody in one community received an income supplement, you could rule out the possibility that any change in a child's behaviour was associated with changes in the qualities of their parents.


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