The geography of upward mobility in the U.S.

“The children’s prospects of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90% to 50% over the past half-century.”

Children’s chances of reaching top 20% of income distribution given parents in bottom 20%.

The geography of upward mobility in the U.S.

Lighter Color = More upward mobility

Five Strongest Correlates of Upward Mobility
1. Racial Segregation
2. Income Inequality
3. School Quality
4. Family Structure
5. Social Capital

Via equality-of-opportunity.org

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