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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Overcoming social exclusion: Addressing race and criminal justice policy in the United States

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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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Are today’s inequalities limiting tomorrow’s opportunities?

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The coronavirus recession and economic inequality: A roadmap to recovery and long-term structural change

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In conversation with Trevon Logan

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New working paper shows long-term U.S. economic and health benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Rescuing small businesses to fight the coronavirus recession and prevent further economic inequality in the United States

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The most exposed workers in the coronavirus recession are also key consumers: Making sure they get help is key to fighting the recession

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The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions

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The long-term consequences of recessions for U.S. workers

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Reducing maternal labor market detachment: A role for paid family leave

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Baltimore Study: Credit Scores

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Reforming U.S. antitrust enforcement and competition policy

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Wage and employment implications of U.S. labor market monopsony and possible policy solutions

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Aligning U.S. labor law with worker preferences for labor representation

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