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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Inequality & Mobility

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Equitable Growth releases 2019 Request for Proposals

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Connecting the Dots Between Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility

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Gerrymandered school districts perpetuate segregation by keeping low-income students out, which is bad for economic growth

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