Knowledge in one's head will do a great favor in job promotion and is helpful in many other respects. For example, A skilled and professional person in a company will get more resources based on his knowledge and improve his work efficiency. While lacking related knowledge will leads to last grade and dismiss.
Without the education and basic knowledge, You are unable to get a job, And learn about how the world actually works, This way, You are unable to get enough money and thus, Lead to poverty. Without education, You will not know about your countries law and more important necessary knowledge
While a factor, Lack of education is not the only nor the main reason why people are in poverty. The main reason is lack of oppurtunity, With education being classed under that. People in poverty, A vast majority of the time, Born into poverty. Becuase of their parents financial status, They are unable to afford proper schooling and the equipment needed for school. Becuase of this they are unable to gain university entrance. However, It is important to consider that you do not need education (to some extent), In order to get a job. Lots of people work who have no official education (high school dropouts for example). These people are still earning an income and thus are often not in poverty, Proving that, While education (or lack there of( may help keep people in that poverty cycle, It is the cycle responsible for economic status, Not the lack of education itself, As there are others without education are working and are not in poverty.