Friday, January 09, 2009

'Man hands on misery to man' - at least they do in Iowa

A ten-year study of nearly 500 families in Iowa has shown how depression plays a part in perpetuating poverty from one generation to the next. The study found that the children from poorer families were at greater risk of suffering from symptoms of depression by the time they reached adolescence. The depressed teenagers were more likely to have sex, leave home and get married at an earlier age leading to problems such as lower education levels, unemployment and a lack of stable relationships in their lives.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the link in the title of this post.

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