Economic Mobility

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

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

Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

A map of America's unequal economic mobility.

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.

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.