The New York Times recently released two articles based on the findings from a new data-driven study that explores the relationship between poverty, upward mobility, and the impact on a child's potential for success in school and beyond.
The affect neighborhoods have on children has been a subject of debate for some time. The study conducted as part of The Equality of Opportunity Project found 2 major things:
- Upward mobility has major impact. Every extra year a child spends in a better neighborhood matters to their potential for future success.
- There are things government can do to encourage upward mobility among low income families.