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Elliot Tucker-Drob's research featured in Miller-McCune article

Posted: February 25, 2011

Dr. Tucker-Drob's study of infant twins have concluded that socioeconomic status and parental education begin to affect a child's mental capacity by the age of 2. “The literature says genes matter more and more as people get older," says Dr. Tucker-Drob, but "In our more diverse study of twins from both poor and wealthy families, we found that genes start to play a role by 2 years of age, but only for children being raised in wealthier families.” Read "The Educational Gap for Infants" | Read full study | Lifespan Development Lab

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