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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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee

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In Conversation with Fabian Pfeffer

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Higher education is not the U.S. mobility engine it could be because admissions practices are rigging the system

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New board member Mehrsa Baradaran brings expertise on economic inequality and the racial wealth gap

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Public Policy Implications of the Millennial Wealth Gap

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Equitable Growth CEO Talks All Things Economic Inequality in Recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” series

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee

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