PovertyResponsePaper5 - Gaurav Singh 114006240 Poverty in...

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Gaurav Singh Poverty in the US 114006240 Response Paper 5 The belief that a person’s level of education influences their social status is a fallacy. Indeed, one’s education plays a role in determining his or her economic potential, but it is certainly not the sole underlying factor. When studying poverty statistics, one must consider a gamut of different reasons as to why people live in poverty. Among other criteria, a person’s living conditions, geographical area, parental presence, work ethic and character need to be taken into account. It is certainly undeniable, and a proven statistic that if someone has a higher education, they usually tend to have a higher salary and better living conditions. However, this is not always apparent in the realm of the modern era of poverty. I have heard through many class discussions that there are those select few, who barely finished high school, never went to college, and have still managed to be successful in their lives.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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