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Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists
Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep

Jha, Alok
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/29/poverty-mental-capacity-complex-tasks

Publisher:  Guardian
Date Written:  29/08/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article

People who are poor expand so much mental energy on the immediate problem of paying bills or cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important problems.

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