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Comment & Response
February 2016

Association Between Child Poverty and Academic Achivement—In Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 3Departments of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • 4Department of Psychology and Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(2):180. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3859

In Reply We are delighted that our article1 has continued to increase interest in the ways that growing up in poor families affects children’s health and development. We welcome the Letters to the Editor appearing in this issue of JAMA Pediatrics and concur that the experiences described by the authors are important components of impoverished environments. However, we are not as certain as the authors that any single factor irrefutably explains the results that we found.

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