Reducing the Negative Effects of Poverty on Adolescent Academic Success
This project seeks to understand the neurodevelopmental mechanisms through which stable housing can reduce some of the negative effects of poverty on children. Childhood poverty is associated with lower academic achievement, under employment, and poorer health across the life course. This project examines the effect of stable housing on processes likely to improve these outcomes, including decision-making and impulse control.
Seth Pollak, professor of psychology
Barbara Wolfe, professor of economics
Rasmus Birn, associate professor of medical physics
Lauren Schmitz, assistant professor of public affairs