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Income Mobility

May 11, 2015, 5am PDT
A recent study that connected place to opportunity also includes findings about the factor most likely to influence economic success: access to transportation.
New York Times - The Upshot
May 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new study by Harvard economists provides the best evidence yet that where children grow up matters to the outcomes of their lives.
New York Times
March 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
Brookings Institution
July 22, 2013, 1pm PDT
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.
The New York Times