'Poor' Understanding: Experts Say Bootstrap Mentality Falls Short
- Source: clarionledger.com
- February 25, 2012
02/25/2012 - The grinding truth about poverty is the more time you spend at the bottom, the more likely you'll stay there.
More than half of the black children raised in poverty will remain in poverty as adults. The rate for white children is one third, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank.
The tug of poverty remains, even for those who escape. According to the Economic Mobility Project, a third of Americans are "downwardly mobile," making less than their parents.
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