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Move to Less-impoverished Neighborhoods Boosts Physical and Mental Health


September 20, 2012

people and society graphic A new study finds that moving from a high-poverty to a lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency. The study was published in the Sept. 20 issue of Science by researchers at the University of Chicago and partners at other institutions. Full Story

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