Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Dr. Jennifer Kellman-Fritz
Dr. Yvette Colon
This paper is a review of the literature regarding the effects of childhood pove1ty on adult health, employment, and socioeconomic status. Children who grow up in lower socioeconomic homes often have fewer advantages available to them including level and quality of education, quality health care, and family support. Growing up with these disadvantages impacts in adult health outcomes, adult employment and earnings, and adult socioeconomic status. There arc many direct and indirect associations between childhood poverty and adult outcomes.
Meyer, Melissa, "The effects of childhood poverty on adult health outcomes" (2014). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 410.