Dustin Dwyer http://michiganradio.org en Three things people in poverty worry about that you probably don't http://michiganradio.org/post/three-things-people-poverty-worry-about-you-probably-dont <p>Many little things can conspire to keep people from climbing out of poverty.</p><p><a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/people/dustin-dwyer"> Dustin Dwyer</a> of Michigan Radio&rsquo;s <a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/">State of Opportunity</a> project takes of look at some of them in his report, <a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/when-working-hard-doesnt-necessarily-get-you-ahead">When Working Hard Doesn&#39;t Necessarily Get You Out of Poverty</a>.</p><p>He writes, &ldquo;life is hard for people in poverty. But, &hellip; you still have no idea what it&rsquo;s like to live with poverty day after day.&rdquo;</p><p>Here are three things that the average middle class person probably doesn&rsquo;t worry about.</p><ol><li style="margin-left: 0.5in;">&quot;If you&rsquo;ve got a college degree, and you&rsquo;re on salary, would taking your daughter to school really be a major factor in losing your job?&quot; It was for the father Dustin Dwyer spoke to in his story.</li><li style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Losing your kids to the foster care system, not because you do horrible things, but because you don&rsquo;t have the resources.&nbsp; University of Michigan law professor Vivek Sankaran says that happens more often than you&#39;d think.</li><li style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Not being able to pay your parking tickets and losing your license. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:32:22 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8202 at http://michiganradio.org Three things people in poverty worry about that you probably don't