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Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study Development Across the Human Lifespan

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond. The findings will provide important insights into three key areas of American public policy — health care, economics and education reform.

Being Poor Can Suppress Children’s Genetic Potentials

Growing up poor can suppress a child's genetic potential to excel cognitively even before the age of 2, according to research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.