A recent study has found that there is less chance of a child from overcoming poverty if he or she has been brought up by a poverty ridden family. The study was conducted by the Christchurch Health and Development. The findings of the study have been published in a report by the Children's Commissioner.
For the study, the researchers observed 1265 children who were born in 1977. The literacy rates, earning capacity, dependency and parenting are some of the factors which the researchers looked at while drawing the conclusion.
The Director of the study, David Fergusson, was reported as saying, "There does appear to be a general tendency for economic advantage to be transmitted across generations". It is believed that children belonging to poor family leave school in the middle.
Besides, the chances of them indulging into crime are higher. Teenage pregnancy is yet again an issue among the children belonging to poor families. All these factors are expected to hinder the life of a child as their parents are adequately educated.
Looking at the findings of the study, the Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia have decided to hold a meeting so that a conclusion on strategy could be drafted to deal with the situation.
It is necessary to work towards the welfare of the children belonging to the poor families. For the overall growth of a country's economy, it is necessary that stern steps should be taken by the government to eradicate poverty and to ensure crime-free society.
It has further been pointed out that children brought up by poor families suffer from behavior disorder. Moreover, they also find it hard to mix up with the society.