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Why it's good for kids to have friends from different socioeconomic backgrounds

By Leah M. Lessard, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut
Jaana Juvonen, Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
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Researchers consider how friendships that bridge across social class – "cross-class friendships" – contribute to middle school academic achievement differences based on level of parents' education.

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