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These 6 Milestones Determine Likelihood of Entering Middle Class – Business Insider

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The milestones used in the study can function as markers along the path. For someone who doesn’t meet one of the benchmark criteria for any particular milestone, the chances of being on-track to meet the next milestone are lower. Here are the milestones that help indicate a future in the middle class or better is highly likely.

1. Family formation (at birth). Born at normal birth weight to non-poor, married mother with at least a high school diploma.

2. Early childhood (age 0 to 5). Acceptable pre-reading and math skills and behavior generally school-appropriate.

3. Middle childhood (age 5 to 11). Basic reading and math skills and social-emotional skills.

4. Adolescence (age 11 to 19). Graduates from high school with a GPA at least 2.5 and has not been convicted of a crime nor become a parent.

5. Transition to adulthood (age 19 to 29). Lives independently and family income at least 250% of poverty or receives college degree.

6. Adulthood (age 29 to 40). Reaches middle class, family income is at least 300% of poverty.

via These 6 Milestones Determine Likelihood of Entering Middle Class – Business Insider.

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