Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function

How does poverty impact the cognitive functioning of humans?

12 mins
What is it about?



Medicine and Health

Numerous studies have shown an association between counterproductive behavior and poverty. Poor folks pay less attention to their health, are lazy, have low productive employees and are less attentive parents. It is seen that unprivileged people respond incompetently which further prolongs poverty. Impoverished persons are less educated and hence face more problems in daily life such as managing finances and poor parenting. People living in undeveloped places often face loan sharks that demand high-interest rates and terrible transport facilities. As the cognitive system of human beings has a limiting capacity, monetary concerns can lead to poor cognitive function. To understand the influence of financial disparities on mental capabilities a study was conducted. It was hypothesized that poverty leads to hindrance of cognitive ability. A laboratory study and a field study was conducted to determine the validity of the hypothesis.