Upward Mobility

A new blog post from Jonathan Rothwell discusses the impact of neighborhoods on upward mobility.
Nov 18, 2014   Brookings Institution
A study released in 2013 ranked Sat Lake City fifth in upward mobility, but critics say that the study reflected an earlier era. Now with changing demographics, the Salt Lake is redoubling efforts to maintain opportunities for all of its citizens.
Apr 30, 2014   National Journal
Researchers find that among the largest 100 metro regions in the U.S. , those with a larger middle class, provide higher economic mobility.
Sep 6, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
New data supports Paul Krugman's contention that sprawl inhibits the American Dream.
Aug 10, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman looks at two great American cities, one losing population for decades and now filed for bankruptcy, the other growing rapidly but through sprawl, not smart growth. Yet Atlanta suffers lower social mobility.
Aug 4, 2013   The New York Times - The Opinion Pages
A new study presents the 'most detailed portrait yet' of the places in America where opportunities for, and obstacles to, upward mobility abound. The Southeast and industrial Midwest are the most difficult places to rise out of poverty.
Jul 22, 2013   The New York Times
In this piece from <em>Metropolis</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that as the world urbanizes, cities are becoming increasingly unequal and do not provide the opportunities they once did.
Feb 25, 2011   Metropolis