Oh the Irony! Harvard study: Single parents a hindrance to social mobility

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Now that we all know how important it was to feminist Wendy Davis to leave her children behind for her ambitions, her Harvard alma mater says she’s not too smart for doing it. Oh the irony.

From the Washington Examiner,

new study from Harvard University on the ability of low-income children to achieve social mobility found that the largest hindrance to moving up the income ladder is being raised by a single parent.

“The strongest and most robust predictor [of social mobility] is the fraction of children with single parents,” the study said.

Further, the study found that “[children] of married parents also have higher rates of upward mobility if they live in communities with fewer single parents.”

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