Project Title

How Poverty Negatively Effects Children

Presenter Information

Alexandra NasrallahFollow

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Richard Osbaldiston

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

Poverty creates a multitude of issues in both children and adults that can last a lifetime. The purpose of this research project is to examine the negative effects that poverty has on children. In order to examine these affects, we used data from 23 different studies that related poverty and its effects on depression, anxiety, stress, cortisol, blood pressure, well-being, and externalizing behaviors (including aggression) among children. The results of this study showed an overall correlation between poverty and negative childhood outcomes as r = 0.14. The implications of this study can be useful in further research on the topic and hopefully drive towards developing awareness to create better outcomes for children in poverty.

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How Poverty Negatively Effects Children

Poverty creates a multitude of issues in both children and adults that can last a lifetime. The purpose of this research project is to examine the negative effects that poverty has on children. In order to examine these affects, we used data from 23 different studies that related poverty and its effects on depression, anxiety, stress, cortisol, blood pressure, well-being, and externalizing behaviors (including aggression) among children. The results of this study showed an overall correlation between poverty and negative childhood outcomes as r = 0.14. The implications of this study can be useful in further research on the topic and hopefully drive towards developing awareness to create better outcomes for children in poverty.