"Lower-income children Raised in Counties with High Upward Mobility Display Fewer Behavioral Issues, Perform Better on Cognitive Tests"

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

The Woodrow Wilson School has published a press release, "Lower-Income Children Raised in Counties With High Upward Mobility Display Fewer Behavioral Issues, Perform Better on Cognitive Tests" which presents recent findings from FFCWS research.

In the release, FFCWS PI Sara McLanahan explains, "Broadly speaking, our findings suggest that the developmental processes through which place promotes upward mobility begin in childhood and depend on the extent to which communities enrich the cognitive and social-emotional skills of children from low-income families."

The release focuses on a paper recently published in PNAS. To read the original paper's abstract, click here.

Coverage of the findings has also been highlighted by Phys.org and EurekAlert.