Does employment move individuals out of poverty?
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on September 15, 2018 - 11:19am
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I invite you to read the New York Times article, Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They're Not and share your thoughts and insights into the American Poverty crisis. As a developed nation, we have the highest rate of childhood poverty, and this is on the increase as the Great Recession moved people from the middle class into low class incomes.
Many of our programs are seeing declining enrollment as we experience a full employment economy. Our students are working - often long hours at a lower wage, or multiple jobs in this 'gig economy".
How do we move students up the economic ladder? And what does the scarcity mindset and fault tolerance have to do with student success? (Check out a prior LINCS discussion on these concepts)
I realize these are very broad concepts, but I am interested in your thoughts about the article, and the overall concepts as they relate to adult education.