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Document Number: 9750

A Gradient of Childhood Self-Control Predicts Health, Wealth, and Public Safety - This article discusses findings from studies that track children from birth to adolescence or adulthood, showing that self-regulation skills measured as early as three or four years of age were associated with lower incidence of criminal behavior and better health and economic outcomes during adulthood. Importantly, children who improved in self-regulation attained better outcomes as adults than those who did not, suggesting that interventions that can improve this area of development from early childhood through adolescence could benefit children and society. alike. (National Academy of Sciences Meeting Proceeding, December 2010)...

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