Column: What kids learn at home affects income mobility




The big lesson on research and data about poverty is the limited effectiveness of public policy.

To begin with, we measure poverty poorly in the U.S. and, because of that, are forever stuck with something like 12 to 15 percent, no matter how good or ill the economy performs.

Fortunately, even with this silly measure, most of poverty is temporary, with more than 75 percent moving out of the poverty ranks in less than 36 months.

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