Oct 01

The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

10 / 01 / 18

Does the neighborhood you grow up in determine how far you move up the economic ladder?

A new online data tool being made public October 1, 2018 finds a strong correlation between where people are raised and their chances of achieving the American dream.

Harvard University economist Raj Chetty has been working with a team of researchers on this tool — the first of its kind because it marries U.S. Census Bureau data with data from the Internal Revenue Service. And the findings are changing how researchers think about economic mobility.

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