The ‘Success Sequence’ Works

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from TPPF,

What to Know: A piece in the New York Times says the American dream—and any chance of escaping poverty through hard work—is a “dark American fantasy.”

The TPPF Take: On the contrary, we know what helps lift people out of poverty. It’s called the Success Sequence.

“The sequence notes that if you finish high school, get a full-time job, and marry before kids (in that order), you’re more likely to avoid poverty,” says TPPF’s Vance Ginn. “To maximize opportunities for success, policies should remove obstacles often imposed by governments. This includes ensuring abundant job opportunities, addressing workforce and affordability issues, and streamlining safety nets.”

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