Why Being Poor Is Bad for Your Health

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LeManuel Farrish helps his cousin, Makayla Farrish, age three, finish her dinner at Catherdral Kitchen on August 21, 2013, in Camden, New Jersey.

For the second part of this week's installment of Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Dr. Benard Dreyer, Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, and Dr. Peter Muennig, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, discuss the impacts poverty has on cognitive development and overall health, especially in children, and what policies could improve health and mental health of children and families.