Economic Mobility

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Why It's Harder to Move Up in America's Segregated Cities

The pernicious, lifelong effects of concentrated wealth and concentrated poverty.

Opportunity Index

Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

A map of America's unequal economic mobility.

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Why the Size of Your City's Middle Class Matters Even if You're Not In It

Metros with large middle classes also have the most upward mobility for the poor.

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A Child in Seattle Has a Much Better Chance of Escaping Poverty Than a Child in Atlanta

A vast new national study showing how income mobility dramatically varies by city.