Low Income/Socio-Economic Status in Early Childhood and Physical Health in Later Childhood/Adolescence: A Systematic Review
Maternal and Child Health Journal , 04/23/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Spencer N et al. – This systematic review of the association of early childhood low income/socioeconomic status (SES) with physical health status in later childhood and adolescence shows that, in contrast to the extensive literature on the impact of poor childhood social circumstances on adult health, the evidence base is limited. The literature points to some associations of early low income/SES with later poor health status, but many key research questions remain unanswered.