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A tale of two Canadas: Where you grew up affects your income in adulthood


In Canada, geography is destiny: Your financial future, to a surprisingly large degree, depends on the place in Canada where you happen to grow up.

That reality is revealed on this map and our accompanying set of interactive graphics, produced using a new analysis of millions of Canadians’ income data , the result of years of work by economist Miles Corak.

His study charts intergenerational economic mobility – that is, the chance that people who spent their childhood in that location ended up, as adults, higher on the income and economic-status ranking than their parents. If a region is bright green, […]

A tale of two Canadas: Where you grew up affects your income in adulthood


In Canada, geography is destiny: Your financial future, to a surprisingly large degree, depends on the place in Canada where you happen to grow up.

That reality is revealed on this map and our accompanying set of interactive graphics, produced using a new analysis of millions of Canadians’ income data , the result of years of work by economist Miles Corak.

His study charts intergenerational economic mobility – that is, the chance that people who spent their childhood in that location ended up, as adults, higher on the income and economic-status ranking than their parents. If a region is bright green, […]

IBS Policy Paper From research to policy

I S H I G H I N E Q U A L I T Y A N I S S U E I N P O L A N D ?

Michał Brzeziński

Main messageGiven its economic development level, Poland is not a country of striking economic inequality. While income inequality in Poland is high compared to wealthier EU states, Poland ranks more favourably in that respect than other countries of similar affluence or those undergoing economic transformation. Income inequality has not shown a rising trend in recent years. Its high level is mostly due to considerable wage dispersion, in […]

BY JULIA B. ISAACS, The Brookings Institution

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS OF

ECONOMIC MOBILITY

reedom from the constraints of aristocratic society lured many of our ancestors tocross the ocean to the New World. European visitors such as Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the economic dynamism and social mobility of American society in the first half of the nineteenth century.1 More recently, immigrants continue to cross our boundaries in search of the promise of the American Dream. Given this history, many Americans believe that the opportunities for moving up the economic ladder are greater in the United States than they arein other countries. But is this widely held assumption of greater […]

Today’s News from Inside Higher Ed


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The ripple effects of large-scale job losses linger for years and can keep adolescents from attending college later in life, according to new research carrying significant ramifications for policy makers, college recruiters and counselors.

Poor middle school and high school students who live through major job losses in their region attend college at significantly lower rates when they are 19 years old, according to new research published in the June 16 issue of the journal Science . A 7 percent state job loss when a student is an adolescent is tied to a 20 percent decline in likelihood that the […]

‘Stuck in their ways’: how we blame the poor for their failure to embrace globalisation

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We find it easier to talk about class in purely economic terms. Lisa McKenzie argues that in fact our perceptions of class are tightly bound up in stigmatising value judgments. The same impulse that condemned the ‘undeserving poor’ to workhouses is apparent in condemnation of the poor for their attachment to the local in the face of a globalised economy. Some of the author’s interviewees. Photo: Lisa McKenzie Class division and the social sciences

Over the past century, the Marxist theory of class inequality based on who owns the means of production has been challenged – and rightly so, […]

The fading American dream: Economic mobility has nearly halved since 1940

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IMAGE: An infographic conveying results by Chetty et al ., which reveal that the probability for children to attain a higher income than their parents has dropped dramatically — from more than… view more Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS The probability for children to attain a higher income than their parents has dropped dramatically – from more than 90% for children born in 1940 to 50% for children born in the 1980s – according to a new study analyzing U.S. data. Results reveal that restoring economic mobility would require, in part, more equal economic redistribution. The "American Dream" promises […]

Income Inequality and Social, Economic, and Political Instability

US: bottom 90% have seen little increase in income over last third of a century

Source: World Wealth and Income Database

Europe: less increase in inequality in some countries than in others3Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseItaly: increase in inequality has been less extreme4Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseFrance: little increase in inequality5Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseSpain6Source: World Wealth and Income DatabaseGlobal Inequality: Share of Income Earned by Top 1%, 1975-2015Chart from: US Economic Report of the President, January 2017.7Source: OECD Income Distribution Database.820,00025,00030,00035,00040,00045,00050,00055,00060,00065,0001975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015Stagnation: U.S. median household income (constant 2015 US$)Source: U.S. […]

Investing in Mobility & Saving the American Dream

Investing in Mobility & Saving the American Dream

As part of our regular series on how to be more strategic in our charitable giving, we’re pleased to present this piece from Gonzalo Schwarz, president of the Archbridge Institute. Archbridge explores the root causes for economic inequality and faltering social mobility and its impact on the American Dream. In this piece, he discusses how donors can support efforts that seek to get to the root problems of inequality in America.

This past decade has been marked by lackluster economic growth, extreme social and political division and unrest. Working age men are dropping out of the labor force at […]

Inequality in American Cities Is Worse Than Mexico, Study Reveals


This article was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article .

The cities of the Americas are unequal places.

U.S. census data and recent American Community Surveys show that in most modern American metropolises, resources are unevenly distributed across the city—think New York City’s lower Manhattan versus the South Bronx—with residents enjoying unequal access to jobs, transportation and public space.In 2014, New York City’s GINI inequality index was 0.48, meaning that income distribution was less even in New York City than in the U.S. as a whole (0.39). It was also higher than the most unequal […]