What Stress Does To Children, Ctd.

The Economist has a very good summary of the study. Andrew Leigh remarks:

I’ve also seen some unpublished work by Christopher Jencks suggesting that the large life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor might be best explained by stress. I’ll post it if I can. The difficult thing for public policy is that the tools in our armoury aren’t very good at reducing stress. We know a lot about raising incomes, a bit about improving test scores, and something about moving people into employment; but stress isn’t an outcome we’re very good at affecting.