Interesting article

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Interesting article
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Sun, 10-11-2009 - 9:40am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 8:47pm

We have a lot of that as well.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 9:00pm
Same here.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 9:31pm
Many people in my state who live above the poverty line do those things as well. I am not sure why "living in poverty" is to be desired. The Federal Poverty Line for a family of four is something like 22K a year. I live in one of the lowest COL states in the nation, and I would not want to have to do that.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 5:09pm

" I think the middle ground is what we don't see a lot of."


I've noticed this, too. I wonder if it's because there are fewer middle income families now or if there just aren't that many in this region.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 5:28pm

I think it's because those on either end have a defined reason for being a SAHM:

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 6:05pm

I think that is because the middle is where an additional income can make the most difference in SOL.

A family already at the higher income bracket will not see much difference in SOL with more income.

A family at the lower income brackets will not much difference in SOL if that income is barely enough to cover the expenses of that income (child care etc).

For those in the middle an additional income can make a huge difference in SOL.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 6:16pm

when there's a problem,the responsible usually find work.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 6:22pm

i think education figures have always been that.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 6:24pm
there are some depressing counties that don't charge sales tax on necessities like clothing either.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 6:40pm

I agree that responsible people try to find work when they need to, but managers at Walmart

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