Month: August 2016

Language gap?

The Gap That Won’t be Filled

This reads…well, kind of dry and academically. But it’s more interesting that the prose it’s written in. Apparently there is an idea out there that the reason child poverty negatively impacts the child’s future is that poor people don’t learn enough words. Not stress or lack of nutrition or lack of access to resources: it’s because they lack words.


The page linked to above points out the unscientific nature of the origin of this idea.