Topic Economic Mobility

Economic mobility measures the relationship between a parent and child’s economic outcomes, usually in terms of income. Too often, an individual’s economic outcome in the United States is determined by parental resources, race, and privilege, rather than individual effort and talent. In addition, rising economic inequality over the past several decades means that the consequences of stalled or falling economic mobility have gotten worse. Equitable Growth seeks to understand how today’s inequalities could be foreclosing equality of opportunity for future generations.

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The American Dream is less of a reality today in the United States, compared to other peer nations

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Race and the lack of intergenerational economic mobility in the United States

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Rising income inequality exacerbates downward economic mobility

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Three observations from the kick-off of a new consensus study by the National Academy of Sciences on measuring U.S. economic inequality

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2022 Edition

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Testimony by Michelle Holder before the Joint Economic Committee on robust government investments

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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will bring new perspectives on mass incarceration to U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence

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JOLTS Day Graphs: February 2022 Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: January 2022 Edition

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Stratification economics: What it is and how it advances our understanding of inequality

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Expert Focus: Scholars examining anti-racist ideas and proposals across U.S. economic policy areas

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How Black activists spurred the U.S. government to expand school meal programs, addressing child hunger and boosting future productivity

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Is moving to a new place key to upward mobility for U.S. workers and their families?

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