This is an interesting question that despite getting many political incorrectness cries, several bloggists and reporters have recently been addressing and investigating.
According to the New York Times, from a study done by Northeastern UniversityÂ Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œâ€¦in 2007, single-parent families were nearly six times more likely to be poor than married-parent families; that ratio has not significantly changed.â€ Â Â The Times also goes on to say, â€œâ€¦blacks and Hispanics have the highest rates of child poverty.â€
Blacks and Hispanics have illegitimacy rates of 69% and 42%, respectively. (Table 9)
Heather Mac Donald and her recent article on Child Poverty, MSM Ignores the Basic Truth (September 21, 2011) thinks soâ€¦
as does Joy Pullman in her recent article, How Moral Failure Causes Child Poverty.
Is it true? Is poverty actually just aÂ â€˜structural problemâ€ as Charles Murray claims in his book, The Underclass Revisited, which explores and examines â€œstatistics on illegitimacy, criminality, and the dropout rate from the labor force for four checkpoints from 1954 to 1997.â€ ?
(Incidentally if youâ€™re interested, you can read Charles entire book in PDF FORM here)
So what do you think?
Does Moral failure really cause poverty?
Is poverty more a 'structural problem' than a economical one?Â
If it's true, what mightÂ some new solutions be?
If not, what does cause poverty?