Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life, Alvin Chang, Vox, June 6, 2016, available here

As it turns out, living in poor neighborhoods isn't just an inconvenience. It's a huge factor in what our lives — and our children's lives — turn out to be. Research shows it's like breathing in bad air; the more you're exposed to it, the more it hurts you. And it isn't just because of the lack of opportunity. It's that living in these distressed areas changes your brain — and your kids' brains.

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