Poverty And Society Essay

356 words - 2 pages

Samantha Mellin
Poverty in Society
D. Murkajee

In the article “Work and Marriage: The way to End Poverty and Welfare” by By: Isabel V. Sawhill[->0] and Ron Haskins[->1]. This article discusses four differences between the poor and non-poor families. For example the article claims that people in poverty do not work or work too few hours to be able to pull out of poverty. Next, the article talks about marriage and how that is a factor into being able to get out of poverty. Then the article mentions the differences ...view middle of the document...

The first simulations is to assume the family head is working at least full time receiving an hourly wage based on their education and characteristics as the article states “This test shows that full-time work would reduce the poverty rate more than 5 percentage points from 13 to 7.5 percent (figure 1). Thus, full-time work eliminates almost half of the poverty experienced by families with children.” (Sawhill, Haskins.) The Second Simulation is taking single mothers and unmarried men who are similar in age, education, and race once they become married their incomes then would be combine. Therefore as the article states that “The marriage simulation reduces the poverty rate among families with children by 3.5 percentage points, from 13 to 9.5 percent.”
Next, the third simulation talks about the education levels of family head to have at least a high school education meaning the more education the more likely that is to decrease the percentage of poverty. As stated in the article here “this test lowers the poverty rate among families with children by nearly two percentage points, from 13 to 11.1”

[->0] - http://www.brookings.edu/experts/sawhilli
[->1] - http://www.brookings.edu/experts/haskinsr

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