A high-stakes birth lottery in the U.S., Stanford researchers say

Two woman and a young boy at the family

A new study by Stanford researchers describes how American children born into high-income families can expect far greater earnings and income over their lifetimes than children born into low-income families. This photo from 2013 shows Renee Adams, left, posing with her mother Irene Salyers and son Joseph, 4, at their produce stand in Council, Va. According to a new study by Stanford researchers, children born into low-income families are likely to earn far less during their lifetimes than children born into families with higher incomes. When one wins the "birth lottery" by being born into a higher-income family, the […]