Over the past few years there has been much discussion about reducing poverty and increasing income mobility in the United States, but few viable solutions have been offered that can actually improve this important economic measure for individuals and families.
Research conducted by Pew’s Pursuing the American Dream: Economic Mobility Across Generations found mixed results regarding U.S. economic mobility, including mobility from generation to generation.
This should alarm the faith community. Assisting people to move out of poverty and the low income realm is not merely an economic issue. It is a compelling moral issue for Christians, churches, Christ-centered universities, and other Bible-focused organizations.
We are called by God to be the salt and light of this world (Matt. 5:13-16) and moved with compassion for those in need (Matt. 14:14).
Christians can answer this call by working to increase income mobility. Here are five ways to do just that.