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Murray, Charles; Laren, Deborah – 1986
Using findings of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), this report discusses how people become poor and why they stay that way. The PSID reveals that the requirements for getting out of poverty in the United States are so minimal that it takes a mutually reinforcing cluster of behaviors to remain in poverty, even for blacks and females. The…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Programs