Tag Archives: upward mobility

Chart of the Day: Neighborhood Characteristics and Income Mobility

Income mobility is pretty much the core of the “American dream,” the idea that people who begin their lives with little can work hard and improve their lot. But such depends on where you live. Some cities and neighborhoods are much more amenable to income mobility than others. So check this out: (Note: The chart shows […]

Map Monday: Upward Mobility for Children in Poor Families

The New York Times has a large interactive map showing what it calls “income mobility” around the country, especially for poor families. Here’s the Upper Midwest: The lesson here is that Minnesota is better off than many places around the country. From the accompanying article: Based on the earnings records of millions of families that […]