Nowadays, there are many abilities that are prerequisties for our adult lives, especially problem-solving ability. Concerning this issue, there has been heated debate over whether poor children or rich children can solve problems better. From my perspective, we cannot judge adolescents' problem-solving abilities through their family background.
It is generally believed that problem-solving ability has its root from childhood's experience. In this case, children who grow up in indigent families suffer from difficulties such as financial burden or siblings rivalry. Therefore, they may have more experience as they have to be independent and supplement the family's income at such early age. However, wealthy kids can also have the same experience. For example, some couples only pay attention to earn money and do not take enough care of their offsprings. As a result, children must be self-catering without the help of their parents.
Moreover, solutions to an issue are our brainchild. Children from poor family, although having more experience, have a limited access to education. They do not have the chance to boost their intelligence, which may have a negative impact on their problem-solving abilities. By comparison, wealthy children are encouraged to take extra courses on calculation or IQ promotion which can foster their brain's potentials. And good problem-solving ability is the direct result.
In conclusion, that poor children are more likely to solve problems than rich children is not evident. Whether poverty-stricken or wealthy, we should try our best to impose a good condition on the children to improve their problem-solving abilities.