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28 July 2011

Unplanned babies lag intellectually

Kids born after unplanned pregnancies tend to have a smaller vocabulary and poorer non-verbal and spatial abilities than other children, a new study suggests.

Young children born after unplanned pregnancies tend to have a smaller vocabulary and poorer non-verbal and spatial abilities than other children, but these problems are actually due to socioeconomic factors, a new study suggests.

"These differences are almost entirely explained by socioeconomic factors," the researchers concluded.

 
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