Childhood poverty, in this prospective, longitudinally- designed study, is linked to deficits in adult short-term spatial memory; greater psychological distress, including a behavioral marker of helplessness; and elevated levels of chronic physiological stress. These findings extend prior cross-sectional data during childhood and highlight physical health sequelae of childhood poverty.
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