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Growing up in a poor neighborhood significantly reduces the chances that a child will graduate from high school, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. And, the longer a child lives in that kind of neighborhood, the more harmful the impact.
"Compared to growing up in affluent neighborhoods, growing up in neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and unemployment reduces the chances of high school graduation from 96 percent to 76 percent for black children," says Wodtke, a Ph.D. student who works with Harding at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). "The impact on white children is also harmful, but not as large, reducing their chances of graduating from 95 percent to 87 percent."
For the study, the researchers defined disadvantaged neighborhoods as those characterized by high poverty, unemployment, and welfare receipt; many female-headed households; and few well-educated adults.
Growing up in a poor neighborhood significantly reduces the chances that a child will graduate from high school, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Sociological Review
The wealthy do not care about these poor, there's "no profit" in helping them, only high costs for what they feel are useless eaters.
Expanding the consumer class is always profitable. The trick is to do it with as little investment as possible.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by Maxmars
Anyone who needed a study to point this out, is several sandwhiches short of a picnic. The fact is that people from less well off backgrounds have known this for YEARS. Social mobility is a problem all over the western world after all, and it is and always has been the case, that those from poorer areas and backgrounds , are automatically less likely to get through senior education, let alone higher grade, university education.