In direct contradiction to the income inequality narrative Democrats have so heavily committed to in the run up to the 2014 election, a Harvard study says being raised by a single parentis a bigger hurdle to success.
“The strongest and most robust predictor [of social mobility] is the fraction of children with single parents,” the study said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Adding to the belief that one’s environment is an important factor, the study found that “[children] of married parents also have higher rates of upward mobility if they live in communities with fewer single parents,” the Examiner further reported.
In comparison to income inequality, single parents were seen as a much larger factor.
“In fact, the study found that income inequality was not a statistically significant predictor of social mobility,” the Examiner’s Ashe Schow wrote.