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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Wealth as a driver of income and consumption mobility in the United States

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New research suggests that social circles affect upward mobility among U.S. children and young adults

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How the new Global Repository of Income Dynamics database sheds light on income inequality and economic mobility

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

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Factsheet: What the research says about the economic impacts of reproductive care

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Are today’s inequalities limiting tomorrow’s opportunities?

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The Physics of Reparations: A Quantum Leap in Equity

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Does guaranteed income facilitate wealth and credit building among Black households in Georgia?

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Latino homeownership: Confronting home appraisal bias to create a more equitable and more sustainable U.S. economic trajectory

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Disparities in Pollution Capitalization Rates: The Role of Direct and Systemic Discrimination

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JOLTS Day Graphs: May 2023 Edition

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LGBTQ+ Black Pride: More than a celebration

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Intergenerational Mobility using Income, Consumption, and Wealth

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JOLTS Day Graphs: April 2023 Edition

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JOLTS Day Graphs: March 2023 Edition

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