Evidence suggests, kids from disadvantaged environments are more likely to commit crime, have unplanned births, and drop out of school. Consequently, they are less likely to be employed and more dependent on welfare.¹
¹ Heckman, J.J., & Masterov, D.V. (2004). The productivity argument for investing in young children. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 29 (3), 446-493. ² Sanders, Munford, Thimasaen-Anwar, Leibenberg, & Ungar. (2015).