Posts Tagged ‘Class’

Inherited Wealth, Social Mobility, and College

June 19, 2013


This chart shows the fascinating pattern of inter-generational wealth and poverty in America. Of those raised in the top income quintile, 40% stay there while 43% of those raised in the bottom stay there. Also, a person raised in the top income quintile who does not go to college has a 2.5x higher change of staying in the top then someone from the bottom 20% who does go to college. Click through for a fascinating look at wealth and the effects of college.

–from with data from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project


Nearly One Third of Americans Now Identify as Lower Class

September 14, 2012

32% of Americans now identify as lower class, an increase of 7% from 2008. For more information, see the Pew Report.