Economic Mobility

The Ferguson Commission report includes recommendations for combating racial inequity in the Saint Louis region with better-funded, more expansive transit access.
Sep 22, 2015   Citizens for Modern Transit
A recent study that connected place to opportunity also includes findings about the factor most likely to influence economic success: access to transportation.
May 11, 2015   New York Times - The Upshot
A new study by Harvard economists provides the best evidence yet that where children grow up matters to the outcomes of their lives.
May 4, 2015   New York Times
Two recent studies find evidence of a powerful "neighborhood effect" for economic mobility—especially on the incomes of blue collar and service workers as compared to knowledge and creative workers.
Jan 16, 2015   CityLab
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released the Access Across America: Transit 2014 report.
Oct 9, 2014   The Transportationist
Richard Reeves explains the factors that limit or assist social mobility for people born into the lowest economic quintile in American society.
Aug 21, 2014   Brookings Institution
A new post by Danielle Kurtzleben explains the complicated mix of infrastructure considerations that must be in place for transportation to benefit economic mobility.
Jul 28, 2014   Vox
Data show that cars are more effective than transit in providing poor people to jobs and economic opportunity. But does that mean transit systems are fundamentally inadequate or just currently inadequate?
Jun 6, 2014   The Daily Beast
Researchers are building a more complete archive of life in slums, home to one-third of the urban population of developing countries. A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) rejects assumptions about the benefits of slums.
Feb 10, 2014   The Economist
Though he may not find a lot of agreement among the 750,000 residents who voted for Bill de Blasio, Ed Glaeser argues that New York City's extreme inequality is a sign of its economic diversity and success, and is nothing to be ashamed about.
Nov 12, 2013   New York Daily News
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