How Likely is it For a Poor Person to Become Wealthy?

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Source: iStock It seems like we hear about economic inequality on a near-daily basis in the U.S., and often the news seems to contradict itself. One study claims that economic inequality hasn’t improved in 50 years, while another claims that the national economy is naturally “fluid,” and yet another claims that the rich are just as affected by economic downturns as the rest of us.

But while the realities and myths of inequality in the U.S. continue to be a hot topic, debated and analyzed on a near-daily basis, some researchers are beginning to chart a different course with respect […]