Brief What Would Substantially Increased Mobility from Poverty Look Like?
Gregory Acs, Diana Elliott, Emma Cancian Kalish
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Substantially increasing mobility from poverty means different things to different people. Some goals for reducing poverty and increasing mobility may sound ambitious but fall well within historical experience, while others may require levels of economic growth or redistribution that are beyond all precedent. This paper considers different ways to think about mobility from poverty, shows differences in poverty and mobility over time and across people, and illustrates the potential effects of changing underlying patterns and trends on poverty and mobility.
Research Areas Social safety net