Mobility Study Posts Granular Geographic Data
The Equality of Opportunity Project, a joint initiative from researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, looked at the parental earnings and adult incomes of millions of U.S. citizens born between 1980 and 1982 to map the landscape of economic mobility across the country. The research found that mobility varies widely with geographical area and is influenced by several other key factors, including segregation, income inequality, school quality and family structure. Version 2.0 of the project’s website launched January 17, 2014, with new data. Included in the latest release are mobility statistics by county and Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as marginal income distributions.