Breaking the Poverty Cycle: Strategic Points for Intervention

  title={Breaking the Poverty Cycle: Strategic Points for Intervention},
  author={Joan Aldous and Reuben Lorenzo Hill},
■ Analysis of the changing balance of needs and resources over the family life span highlights two periods when poverty-prone families would benefit most from an income maintenance program: ( I ) the childbearing stage (most vulnerable to stress owing to insufficiencies of instrumental resources) and (2) the period of adolescence when families face most acutely the social placement of their offspring. Income supplements at these two points would tend to keep families intact in the early years… CONTINUE READING