New study explores the importance of upward mobility on youth wellbeing & future success

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. 

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