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Fwiffo 13 June 2015 10:47 AM
56%

You are assuming next to 0 social mobility. Last time I checked poverty wasn't that strongly heritable trait.

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melian 13 June 2015 06:09 PM
70%

You might want to look at this study (here is a popular summary).

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Fwiffo 22 June 2015 11:58 AM
55%

Well the mixing would happen at 25 generations or so but I guess we are assuming that social security is new enough thing (althought it could be debated) that the mixing would kick in only after the skew.

Now that that basis has been cleared I am hoping that I am not true scottmanning but in order for your argument to work it also needs paid poor people to be more fertile than poor people that didn't get paid. I can assume that poor people bring out more r-selection type features of humans as opposed to K-selection althought human speices as a whole is quite K-type. One plausible option would be that gaining money also dulls the worst r-selection reflexes and instead of living only for tomorrow far-horizon things like family planning would make more sense. That is giving money could decrease fertility.

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