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Social Class and Mental Illness in Children


by John Q. Baker & Nathaniel N. Wagner 1965

Although we have known for some time that adult mental illness is related to social class membership, we have never before had available a comprehensive review of studies of the mental health of children in relation to socioeconomic status. The news that youngsters in society's lower echelons are more vulnerable to behavioral disorders will only confirm long held suspicions; but the differences between boys and girls and between children with low and those with high cognitive abilities will rattle some old stereotypes.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 6, 1965, p. 522-536
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2400, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 8:00:45 AM

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