"For anyone who wants to get out of poverty, the prescription is clear.--Juan Williams of National Public Radio, writing in the New York Times. (HT: Opinion Journal's Political Diary - a subscription service.)
"Finish high school, at least. Wait until your 20’s before marrying, and wait until you’re married before having children. Once you’re in the work force, stay in: take any job, because building on the experience will prepare you for a better job. Any American who follows that prescription will be at almost no risk of falling into extreme poverty. Statistics show it."