Equality of Opportunity: Perspectives and Research on Economic Mobility and Inequality


McCaw Hall May 3, 2016 2:10 pm - 3:15 pm

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Raj Chetty

How can we improve economic opportunities for low-income children? Raj Chetty will discuss findings from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which uses big data to develop new answers to this important and timely policy question. The presentation will show how children’s opportunities to climb the income ladder vary substantially depending upon where they grow up in the United States. It will then identify factors that contribute to this geographic variation in opportunities for upward mobility. The talk will conclude by offering specific policy lessons for how the promise of the American Dream can be restored for America’s next generation.

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