Research Report U.S. Intragenerational Economic Mobility From 1984 to 2004
Trends and Implications
Gregory Acs, Seth Zimmerman
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This report explores how Americans have moved up and down the income ladder over the last two decades, and whether it has been more difficult for Americans to get and stay ahead in the last decade. The report focuses on intragenerational mobility: how individuals change economic positions within their own lifetimes.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Income and wealth distribution
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center