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Income and Achievement

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For children living in poverty, an increase in family income as modest as $1,000 a year is likely to lead to slightly higher test scores in math and reading, a recent study suggests.

The study by researchers Gordon B. Dahl and Lance Lochner for the Cambridge, Mass.-based National Bureau of Economic Research used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to track the reading and math progress of disadvantaged children who lived in families in which incomes increased.

Vol. 24, Issue 37, Page 10

Published in Print: May 18, 2005, as Income and Achievement

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