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Clinical trial is poised to provide strongest evidence to date on question of family income’s effect on negative outcomes faced by children living in poverty

Dr. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, is co-author on a paper published in Pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics presenting the rationale and design of the Baby’s First Years study as well as potential implications for science and policy. Baby’s First Years aims to answer whether poverty reduction in early childhood (1) improves children’s developmental outcomes and promotes healthier brain functioning, and (2) improves family functioning and better enables parents to support child development. The article is titled “Baby’s First Years: Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Poverty Reduction in the United States.”

Read the full article at: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/148/4/e2020049702