Intergenerational Mobility: A Holistic Approach to Socioeconomic Origin

Awarded Scholars:
Janeria Easley, Emory University
Regina Baker, University of Pennsylvania
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:

Easley and Baker will develop a holistic measure of socioeconomic origin based on five variables – income, wealth, neighborhood characteristics, occupation, and education – and analyze the extent to which socioeconomic origin affects economic mobility. They will examine how using this holistic measure differs from using one measure in predicting mobility. They will also examine how region, residential segregation, and neighborhood bias impact differences in mobility across race.


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