Is it possible to overcome the human factor in poverty?

Will better education, cash credits and payments, or more safety nets cure poverty? Years of experience don’t seem to say yes.

Young people who lack basic life skills, and who are raised in unstable or stressed families have minimal chance of leaving the ranks of low income. True?

Even well placed middle class families struggle with the stress of two working parents or one parent households. How can we expect the added stress of low income to be any better?

How do we solve the problem of ongoing poverty as opposed to mitigating it temporarily?

These days, fewer and fewer American children are raised by stay-at-home moms. Both parents work full-time in nearly half of U.S. homes, according to a survey released today by the Pew Research Center.

Two-parent households where both parents work full-time today make up 46 percent of the population, compared to 31 percent in 1970.


  1. One of the biggest problems with the welfare programs is they help most families very little.
    I know a family that lost all $300 in food stamps when household income increased $300 in one month, because of extra shifts at work. So, the family was no better off by members working extra, it does not take long for many to figure why increase my income if I will lose benefits. A much better way would be to reduce benefits slowly as income increases, that way many will see a benefit to working more hours.


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