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I'll the Educator's Look At Poverty In nights By G. K. HODENFIELD AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Unless Unless the war on poverty is fought simultaneously on many fronts there can be no real hope of success, a North Carolina educator said Monday. Minnie Brown, assistant state home economics agent, said an estimated 40 million Americans are handicapped by poor physical physical or emotional health, low levels of basic education, and have working' skills that either limit them to poorly paid, pre- crious, employment or skills made obsolescent by technology. technology. 'Culture of Poverty' Mrs, Brown told the Association Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges that there is another major factor which tends to make poverty self-perpetuating. self-perpetuating. Many of those who live in poverty for a long time, she said, tend to become part of the "culture of poverty," Those who accept this culture, she said, no longer make the strenuous effort required to overcome poverty, and their children learn to accept it as a normal way of life. The culture of poverty, Mrs. Brown said, "is characterized by a sense of despair and hopelessness, hopelessness, by low levels of aspiration, aspiration, by suspicion Of others, and by a set of values that emphasize emphasize taking advantage of whatever immediate gratifications gratifications are possible with little regard for a future that is assumed assumed to be as bleak and hopeless hopeless as the present." In Comparison Mrs. Brown estimated that more than 20 per cent of the total U.S. population lives in poverty despite the high level of prosperity throughout the coun try as a whole. "Any attack on the problem with any real hope of success," she said, "must be a total community attack with coordinated action by a number--if not public agencies and volunteer groups in the community." EARN OVER $15,000 Among self - employed men, more doctors, 62 per cent, earn over $15,000 a year than any other professional w o r k e Next are self - employed lawyers lawyers and dentists, 35 per cent of whom are in the $15,000 or over bracket. a

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  1. The Evening Standard,
  2. 12 Nov 1964, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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