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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In conversation with Trevon Logan

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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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JOLTS Day Graphs: July 2021 Edition

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Superstar Firms and Regional Disparities

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The Effects of Redlining Maps: a Novel Estimation Strategy

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Extended-Family Wealth, Race, and the Transition to Homeownership

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Public Investment, Manufacturing Work Opportunity, and Upward Mobility in Midcentury America: Evidence from World War II

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Who Weathers the Storm? The Unequal Effects of Hurricanes in the United States

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Finding Work with Carceral Credentials: Peril and Paradox

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Which Policies are Effective at Reducing Racial Differences in the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty?

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American Sociological Association 2021 conference centered on inequality and structural racism in the U.S. economy and society

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JOLTS Day Graphs: June 2021 Edition

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 3

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 2

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