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. Two woman and a young boy at the family’s store. 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.

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