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Do recession babies grow up to be troubled teens?

According to a report on Yahoo!, kids born during the economic recessions of the 1980s had a higher chance of substance abuse and arrest as teenagers. This is according to what a new study has found, leading researchers to wonder if babies born in recent years could face a similar fate.
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"The mechanisms involved may be different in intensity and severity, (but) based on the study it seems like there would be some effects," Dr. Seethalakshmi Ramanathan, a researcher at State University of New York Upstate Medical University and the lead author of the study told Reuters.

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Posted on 3 Jan 2013 09:15