“it’s all too common for well-meaning middle class people to think that if the poor just had the same stuff we do, they wouldn’t be poor any more (where ‘stuff’ includes anything from a college education to a marriage license to a home).
Note, however, that a high-school education, waiting until age 25 to have children and a two-parent home ARE statistically significant co-incidences.
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This has been addressed for most of a century now. probably longer. Heck, Daniel P Moynihan damn near got drummed out of the right-thinking crew on his issue.