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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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee

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Rising income inequality exacerbates downward economic mobility

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We can cut child poverty in the United States in half in 10 years

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Are today’s inequalities limiting tomorrow’s opportunities?

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In Conversation with Bhash Mazumder

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the Joint Economic Committee

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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

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U.S. school segregation in the 21st century

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Vision 2020: Evidence for a Stronger Economy

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Equitable Growth event highlights Boushey’s new book Unbound about how inequality obstructs, subverts, and distorts economic growth

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the House Budget Committee

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