The best way out of poverty is a job. The best way out of low income is a better paid job.
So how can we help more achieve these successes in life?
It starts in school. Some state schools offer a great ladder for children from low income households. Others do not. This government is working on improvements.
It carries on after school. More people do well in life who make it to university or College to get further qualifications. We need to consider better access for all with the talent and energy to the best in post 18 education.
It continues over spending and investing. If you save and invest wisely, if you buy your own home early in life, you give yourself much more chance of financial success.
It can be a question of whether you have the confidence and the skills to run your own business or not. There can be better rewards for the plumber, the lawyer, the business consultant or the driver if you work for yourself and build up your own business. There are also more hazards and hurdles to leap.
So how can government help?
Should government intervene more in the early years, when disadvantaged children can be let down at home which make s school difficult?