Should-read: Liz Hipple: New research on the relationship between race, place, and opportunity in the United States

Should-Read: Yes, the African-American experience puts the lie to any claim that it is “class not race” that is the overwhelmingly important factor. Any other questions?: Liz Hipple: New research on the relationship between race, place, and opportunity in the United States: “Raj Chetty and fellow researchers Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie R. Jones, and Sonya R. Porter released… “Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective”…

…The paper analyzes the impact of race on intergenerational mobility, that is, the chances that children will earn more—or less—than their parents when they grow up…. Even when black and white boys are raised in families with similar incomes, black boys go on to earn less than white boys. This difference is noticeable and persistent across all incomes for boys, whereas there’s almost no discernable difference among girls. In fact, black girls go on to earn slightly more than white girls raised in families with a similar income. This raises serious questions about why outcomes vary across gender…

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