Relationship between Child Poverty and Adult Success
Evidence has shown that children who comes from low income families experience a many challenges in their adulthood due to un-met needs and low-quality schools at their adolescence (Ratcliffe, 2015; Duncan, Ziol‐Guest & Kalil, 2010). According to US Census Bureau, (2014) many children live in poverty (one out of five) than adults (one out of eight). For many children who live in low income families, quality education and better healthcare is a luxury for the advantaged. Psychologically, the children who live below the federal poverty line fail to see the bigger picture during their adulthood. This study will investigate how child poverty, based on some parameters, influence a person’s future success.
The data set that was used in this research survey was obtained from Carmen. The dataset was an extract from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) of 1997 conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The data was collected in two phases. The first phase was done in between the years 1996 and 1997 were approximately 9000 youths were interviewed. The participants, who were youths aged between 12 to 16 were taken through screening process. Questionnaires were also administered to family members of the respondents living in different parts of the country. Table 1 below shows a summary of the variables that will be used in the study.
Table SEQ Table * ARABIC 1: Summary of variables used in the study
Variable Name


Income gross_yr_1997

Household income of family when respondent was an adolescent

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