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Best Answer Aldene Fredenburg says
Cynically, the right needs more people who, because they are poor, are likelier as fodder for the prison industrial complex. Poverty is good business, except for the poor. They are also good for scapegoating, and the more of them, the better.
There IS a STRONG correlation between large families and socioeconomic impoverishment.Children in large families adopt a POVERTY consciousness, mindset & mentality. To them, poverty is a normal lifestyle & don't want to go beyond that.
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Sherry Hewins says
The large families that I knew were impoverished and at best, very lower income. These families had to be assisted by others. They weren't self-sustaining families at all. The more affluent people in my community had to DONATE to SUCH FAMILIES.
Thanks for making this point. He needs to be clearer sooner in his original proposition. As it is, the question sounds fairly stupid, absolute, and judgmental.
Question isn't stupid nor biases.I KNOW large families and they ARE POOR or IMPOVERISHED.They MUST be assisted by others to survive by more affluent relatives, the government & charities due to the parents' stupidity and selfishness.
But your article wasn't that specific, large families that YOU knew. You were very general. There are also SMALL poor families that depend on altruism, be it charity or the government. You're pointing fingers at people without empathy.
Poor small families are VERY FEW. There's a PREDOMINANCE of poor large families. Large families are ASSOCIATED with poverty.One can tell a child from a large family from one in a small family. H/she is in need of some type of aid.
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Nadia Ribadu says
Wealthy large families? Who are you kidding? Large families, for the most part, are socioeconomically poor to impoverished. Such families depend upon outside assistance to survive. They are on the societal periphery.
If you had cited some "respectable" statistics to support your argument, which assumes a lot and generalizes, it would have made for a far more intelligent read.
I have studied the family extensively and my parents came from VERY LARGE families. They were poor but fortunately they became solidly middle class. All the large families I KNOW and OBSERVED were either poor or poverty stricken.
Sorry, Grace. It took me a while to realize the writer of the piece is in fact a SHE. I used the other pronoun.
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How can you lump all "large families" into one category, and how do you know what ANYONE is "thinking"? Clearly, YOU aren't. This is not a thoughtful piece. It's chock full of generalizations and negative absolutes.