'High social cost' adults can be predicted from as young as three, says study
By: Nicola Davis |
| Neuroscience | The Guardian
20% of population uses majority of public services, research shows, indicating long-term importance of early years investment for disadvantaged children
A small fraction of the population is likely to account for the majority of societal costs, according to new research into the impact of childhood disadvantage on later life.
The research – based on New Zealand data but involving an international team – also revealed that such “high cost” adults can be predicted when as young as three years old from an assessment of their brain health.
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