is becoming increasingly important in our world today. With technological
advances in the workplace, even more training and education will
be required for most jobs.
cycle of education and poverty starts with knowing that high poverty
rates have been linked to low levels of educational attainment.
Likewise, low levels of formal education have been linked to low-wage
earning jobs. To complete the cycle, low wages have been linked
to subsistence standards of living. This cycle can be seen in
countries all around the world.
rates for high school dropouts is three times higher than poverty
rates among high school graduates. Poverty rates for men and women
at different levels of educational attainment show a gap that
narrows as people go up the educational ladder. For example, in
1994 the poverty rate in the U.S. for men 25 to 54 years of age
who did not finish high school was 27% and 38 percent for women.
Did your parents graduate from high school? College? Did their
parents graduate from high school? College?
Who here is planning on attending college?