Upward Mobility in US at Historic Low


Upward mobility in the US is at a post-war low. During the 30’s and 40’s is was three times higher, near 12%, but has since dropped considerably to below 4%. In other words, both rich and poor Americans are likely to stay in the class they were born into. American poverty and wealth are both becoming increasingly stable and permanent.

–from Business Insider

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