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Sorry Obama! Harvard Study Finds One Thing Holding Kids Back, And It’s NOT ‘Income Inequality’

The Obama administration is doing everything it can in order to pivot away from the failings of Obamacare and towards relieving America of the nefarious affliction of “income inequality.”

If Obama paid more attention to studies coming out of his alma mater Harvard, he might learn that there’s another predictor of social immobility that’s much more devastating than whether some CEO somewhere makes more money than a child’s parent.

From the Washington Examiner:

A 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.

You mean that Obama’s celebrated “Life of Julia” is actually more likely to produce a poverty-stricken child than the terrible evil of “income inequality”?

And while I hate to say that Hillary Clinton might have been right about saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” the Harvard study confirms this axiom in a way she wouldn’t approve of:

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.”

In fact, they found that income inequality makes no statistical difference in determining a child’s social mobility.

So next time a “liberal” starts ranting about the dangers of income inequality, let him know that reinforcing the institution of marriage is much more important than punishing wealthy people.

h/t Ashe Schow

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