Research Report Education and Economic Mobility
Nathan Grawe
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Education policy is important to the discussion of mobility because it serves both as an end and a means to an end in eliminating inequalities. In addition to fostering mobility among those directly benefited by it, the children of beneficiaries may indirectly benefit as well. Thus, properly targeted education programs may enhance outcomes in both present and future generations. This review summarizes the complex and well-developed literature on the interplay between education and inter- and intragenerational economic mobility. (Review 2 of 11.)
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Education
Tags K-12 education Income and wealth distribution
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center