Success begets further success

“Success begets further success” for children at each life stage, from early childhood to young adulthood, says the Center on Children and Families at Brookings in Pathways to the Middle Class:  Balancing Personal and Public Responsibilities. Though a small proportion (17 percent) of disadvantaged kids succeed in school and early adulthood, they have almost as much chance of being middle class by middle age as their more advantaged peers (75 percent vs. 83 percent).  “It’s never too late to intervene – people who succeed in their twenties, despite earlier struggles, still have a good chance of making it to the middle class,” says the report. 10/03/2012