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August 7, 2014

In Tuesday's Take 5, we highlighted a story that Al Jazeera America did on a landmark study Johns Hopkins University did that followed 800 children in Baltimore nearly 30 years.

NPR ran another story the study today...

"They found that a child's fate is in many ways fixed at birth — determined by family strength and the parents' financial status. The kids who got a better start — because their parents were married and working — ended up better off. Most of the poor kids from single-parent families stayed poor. Just 33 children — out of nearly 800 — moved from the low-income to high-income bracket. And a similarly small number born into low-income families had college degrees by the time they turned 28."

NPR interviewed two of the people whom the team tracked for nearly three decades. Click here to listen to their stories.


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