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News tag: educational attainment


Poverty affects children’s brain size, influencing academic performance

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Poverty, in addition to affecting the quality of nutrition available for children, also affects children’s brain, new study shows. Children in affluent environments have bigger brains compared to those living in poverty. Scientists collected and recorded brain images of 1,099 kids and teens aged between 3 and 20 years, and…


Higher educational attainment does not improve chances of happiness

27 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
With added education come more opportunities for bigger earnings, but highly educated people are not a lot happier than those with low educational attainment, a new study found. Even though a good education brings material and financial abundance, it does not improve your life chances of happiness. "These findings are…