martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016

MercatorNet: Fatherhood: the antidote to the poverty problem | MercatorNet

One of the most sobering sentences you will read this week is in today's lead article by Tim Rarick: "84% of [European] parents who are in the top fifth of household income are married, as opposed to 42% of parents in the bottom fifth of household income". The figure is much the same for the United States.
In the words of a famous developmental psychologist, "The family is the most powerful, the most humane, and by far the most economical system known for building competence and character." So why do governments ignore its potential?

Michael Cook 

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