How to Cut Child Poverty in Half.

Aug 2010
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How to Cut Child Poverty in Half.

Excerpted from NY Times, ?How to Cut Child Poverty in Half?, by Nancy Folbre, June 13, 2011.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/how-to-cut-child-poverty-in-half .

?child poverty rate has trended upward in the United States since 2000, and children have proved economically vulnerable to increased unemployment. ??????????.. Most other rich countries rate higher on indicators of child well-being than either Britain or the United States. But we have more in common with Britain than most other countries, and rightfully pay closer attention to it. ?????????
??...????.. The ordinary policies in Britain that led to what many Americans would consider extraordinary results were these: an increase in the national minimum wage (currently about $9.70 an hour , compared with our $7.25 ), tax incentives to encourage single parents to move into paid employment, increased public benefits for parents, provision of universal preschool and regulations making it easier for parents of young children to request flexible work schedules?.
 
Feb 2011
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How to Cut Child Poverty in Half.

Excerpted from NY Times, “How to Cut Child Poverty in Half”, by Nancy Folbre, June 13, 2011.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/how-to-cut-child-poverty-in-half .

“child poverty rate has trended upward in the United States since 2000, and children have proved economically vulnerable to increased unemployment. ………………………….. Most other rich countries rate higher on indicators of child well-being than either Britain or the United States. But we have more in common with Britain than most other countries, and rightfully pay closer attention to it. ………………………
……...………….. The ordinary policies in Britain that led to what many Americans would consider extraordinary results were these: an increase in the national minimum wage (currently about $9.70 an hour , compared with our $7.25 ), tax incentives to encourage single parents to move into paid employment, increased public benefits for parents, provision of universal preschool and regulations making it easier for parents of young children to request flexible work schedules”.


Hmm, let me see... raise the minimum wage and watch businesses shut down and leave. Tax incentives to single parents who already receive monies from the State. Oh yes, that is a good idea. Why work and receive 'tax incentives' when one need not work at all and receive the actual taxes? Increase benefits just because someone has children, thus forcing others to pay for those children? Laws which allow parents to request flexible work schedules, thus telling businesses how they may operate their businesses? Ah yes, ever more reason to drive them out of the country, thus further dwindling our tax base. Someone's a dumbfuck.
 
Jun 2011
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Hmm, let me see... raise the minimum wage and watch businesses shut down and leave.

The minimum wage has been found to increase wages and employment rates. This reflects the nature of imperfect competition that encourages inefficient levels of underpayment. Whilst there are limits to a minimum wage's poverty alleviation potential (particularly as many low paid people are in non-poor households), it clearly can be used to reduce working poverty whilst ensuring a labour market closer to the supply and demand 'ideal'
 
Feb 2011
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The minimum wage has been found to increase wages and employment rates. This reflects the nature of imperfect competition that encourages inefficient levels of underpayment. Whilst there are limits to a minimum wage's poverty alleviation potential (particularly as many low paid people are in non-poor households), it clearly can be used to reduce working poverty whilst ensuring a labour market closer to the supply and demand 'ideal'


China's emergence as an economic superpower would beg to differ. 'The minimum wage has been found to increase wages ...?' What the **** have you been smoking? UNIONS increase wages, not the minimum wages, and look what is happening to them.

Please do not post about things you know nothing.
 
Aug 2010
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Cliffside Park, NJ
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Minimum wage.

The minimum wage has been found to increase wages and employment rates. This reflects the nature of imperfect competition that encourages inefficient levels of underpayment. Whilst there are limits to a minimum wage's poverty alleviation potential (particularly as many low paid people are in non-poor households), it clearly can be used to reduce working poverty whilst ensuring a labour market closer to the supply and demand 'ideal'


AEthefrith and Facist Canuck, I?ve just begun the topic ?minimum wage?to discuss the relationships between the federal minimum wage, poverty and the cost of living.

Respectfully, Supposn
 
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I think Britain's success in reducing child poverty offers lessons for the United States in both policy and political will, an economist writes. ...
 
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The best way to reduce child poverty is to make education not a privilege but mandatory for each child. Also parents should be compensated with education packages and medical benefits for child upto age 10.
 
Mar 2009
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The best way to reduce child poverty is to make education not a privilege but mandatory for each child. Also parents should be compensated with education packages and medical benefits for child upto age 10.
People having fewer children would also help child poverty.
 
Jan 2009
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The best way to reduce child poverty is to make education not a privilege but mandatory for each child. Also parents should be compensated with education packages and medical benefits for child upto age 10.
What do you mean by compensated? As the saying goes, "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch"- at the end of the day someone is paying it (and likely partly the parents indirectly if you mean subsidized when you say compensated)
 
Aug 2010
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Cliffside Park, NJ
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Child and family benefits

The best way to reduce child poverty is to make education not a privilege but mandatory for each child. Also parents should be compensated with education packages and medical benefits for child upto age 10.
Tutor World Online, I was stationed at an air force base in New Foundland and recalled their telling me of the Canadian Child Care Benefits. I Googled ? canada, child care ? that led me to these sites.
Other industrial nations do more than pay lip service for their working poor and lower income families.
Respectfully, Supposn
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Child and Family Benefits
Programs and Benefits
Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)
GST/HST credit Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB)

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Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)
The UCCB is designed to help Canadian families, as they try to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. The UCCB is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in installments of $100 per month per child.
 
Aug 2010
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Education

The best way to reduce child poverty is to make education not a privilege but mandatory for each child. Also parents should be compensated with education packages and medical benefits for child upto age 10.
Tutor World Online, I?m certain that a significant improvement of our educational systems rather than any other public enterprises within our nation and all of its political jurisdictions, could provide us greatest social and economic benefits.

Unfortunately even if we were willing to make the any necessary sacrifices, our federal and all lesser governments, and all non-government enterprises or individuals within our nation have not given us reason to believe they are capable of such improvements.

I do believe the one thing that the federal government should do is to conduct federal standard testing of the same tests administered in the same manner, and publish the results. Any standard tests and test methods are preferable to each state or school district determining how they themselves should be judged.
Better a poor single standard objective gauge than an excellent measure that cannot be compared to other excellent gauges. Public officials, parents and taxpayers should be entitled to know how their children rank when objectively tested. Then both voters and public officials can determine for themselves what weight they should attribute to their children?s test scores and the schools their children attend.

I also believe that if evaluation of a teacher will be dependent to any extent upon their student?s test scores, that teacher should have some input as to the testing of their potential pupils for determining what class each student?s qualified to enter.

Respectfully, Supposn
 
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It solely depends on the life, people want to live. Child labour and child poverty are not the new topics, however, efforts have been made to reduce them. How far the countries have succeeded, is still a question mark? This matter should be taken seriously on the global level.
 

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