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Income Mobility

Best Illinois Counties For High Income Growth Potential

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.14.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While many parents hope that their children have a chance to build better lives for themselves than their parents had, where those children grow up might have an impact on whether or not that turns out to be possible.

It's Not All Relative When It Comes to Income Inequality

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

So who's correct, which policy prescriptions should we be listening to? The answer is neither: both popular measures fail to grasp the underlying issue at stake -- the actual welfare of those trapped in poverty.

Keeping the American Dream Alive

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Regardless of where they come from immigrants are drawn to American for almost the same reasons that brought my family to this country.

SOTU: Obama Defines the Challenge, But Misses the Solution

Lori Sanders | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Lori Sanders

For those who care about wage stagnation, alleviating poverty, and increasing income mobility, the President's speech Tuesday night was a mixed bag. It was hard not to come away with the feeling that Obama's agenda is lacking.

Where The American Dream Is Dead And Buried

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

If you dream of one day pulling yourself up by your bootstraps to become the next Bill Gates, there are some places in America where it's somewhat eas...

Poverty, Mobility and Policy

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Countries' lower poverty rates are not of function of their "free markets" -- they are a function of their anti-poverty policies.

Good News For Us!

Posted 12.09.2013 | Miami

The tip of Florida must be doing something right. WLRN reports that out of all the metro areas in the state, Miami-Dade is tied as the best place to ...

The Truth About Income Mobility in Atlanta: Why the American Dream Is Alive in Our City

Kasim Reed | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Kasim Reed

The serious problems caused by intergenerational poverty, stagnant wages and lack of opportunity are ones that we, as a nation, have ignored for too long at our own peril.

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location. A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkele...

Is Unequal Opportunity Created By Students Themselves?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

Disparities in success among students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and communities have long been attributed to the resources available to t...

How It Really Hurts To Be Poor In America With Poorly Educated Parents

Posted 01.18.2012 | Education

Intuitively, a child's academic performance is likely higher if he or she has highly educated parents, and lower if the child has less educated parent...

The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

What do fast food cooks, amusement park employees and farm workers have in common? They are among the lowest paying jobs in America today. The mean...