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How U.S. Poverty could be different



Job readiness skills and career development could be taught in high school

Moving to better neighborhoods could positively affect poor families

Financial literacy could be taught in high schools

Adult basic education could be achieved at work

Job training could be done by apprenticeships

Health practitioners could be trained in offering Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Job training could be financed by future salaries

U.S. TANF work requirements could be improved

An online account could distribute all public benefits

Children could be encouraged to get passports and travel

Parents could be encouraged to talk more to their newborns and infants

Child support orders could be based on current income and assist with job placement/retention

The GED could lead to a high school diploma

Lotteries or prizes could encourage people to save more

Low income students could be given more information and support to apply to competitive colleges

Debit card users information could be used in credit scoring

More advisement and support could increase college graduation rates

Incarceration could not be treated as "voluntary unemployment" to calculate child support arrears

Interest rates could be capped for payday loans