What is intergenerational transmission of poverty?
"Intergenerational transmission of poverty refers to two or more successive generations of a family living in poverty. The intergenerational transmission of poverty includes financial, material and environmental assets, human capital and attitudes, culture and other knowledge or traditions."
- Definition from The Borgen Project
Affects of intergenerational transmission of poverty
Low-income families are more likely to live in neighborhoods with lower quality schools, lower quality infrastructure, and compromised safety.
The quality of local resources may be particularly important to low income families because they are more dependent on public education, public transportation, local health clinics, and social services for the essentials of daily living.
Economic stress has negative effects on both men and women, contributing to increases in mental health problems and marital problems. Research finds that family economic stress is associated with depression and anxiety in parents, higher levels of marital conflict, and less nurturing parenting.
For children, these factors heighten the risk of conduct and other problems that impact subsequent educational attainment, employment, and their own parenting practices as these children grow up. Research is now able to document that these processes associated with the intergenerational transmission of poverty often parallel each other across generations.
Raise awareness about intergenerational transmission of poverty, provide access to resources and cultivate partnerships with local communities to hold trainings for personal and local development. Access and identify ways in which we can sponsor and directly invest in lives of those affected by intergenerational transmission of poverty.
How do we build healthy flourishing legacies?
We create content using various form so media to bring awareness to this issue of intergenerational transmission of poverty. This may be done through social media, podcast, videos or any other promotional avenue so as long as it help raise awareness.
We research and provide resources that will help those in poverty break that cycle and help those not affected by poverty how they can serve. This may be primary research or secondary research conducted by our team.
We will host training and webinars geared for those living in poverty to highlight avenues and networks that will be beneficial in building healthy flourishing legacies. This may be training in: trade, programming, business, finances and many more.
We will partner with local communities, church and organizations to see how we can mutually work together in building healthy flourishing legacies for individuals, families and communities
We will look to provide sponsorships and scholarship for individuals and families who seek to build a healthy and flourishing legacy for generations to come. This may be scholarships for educational purposes or sponsorships for holistic health purposes.