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Crisis in reverse

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Advertise With Us Previous eras saw populations fleeing urban centres — now they’re coming back

David Paul Morris / Bloomberg files In The New Urban Crisis Richard Florida, an American University professor and current director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, compellingly and convincingly defines the problems facing today’s cities and their suburban counterparts.During the "old" urban crisis of the 1960s and 1970s, the suburban exodus left city centres hollowed out, poor and crime-ridden. Now, according to Florida, we face the "new" crisis in which the technology, knowledge and creative workers are returning and […]

From the departments of overkill and “what are they afraid of?”: Lawmakers advance anti-union constitutional amendment

In 2017, there can be no doubt that North Carolina is one of the most hostile states in America to labor unions. In a time in which corporate greed already reigns supreme and corporate-sponsored politicians have been waging an unrelenting and frequently successful war on working people and their families, generally, the union movement in North Carolina is a small and beleaguered cause. Though it is often enormously creative, plucky, and determined and doing great things for all working people in the state (not just the tiny fragment of the workforce it represents officially), the North Carolina union movement […]

Colby ’20: Internship inequities

The conclusion of spring semester is, for many, a joyous moment. For others it signals an impending deadline to find a summer internship. Even with this deadline mere weeks away, for many Brown students, summer internship prospects remain uncertain. The emphasis that recruiters place upon experience gained through internships means that the hunt for such opportunities begins as early as freshman year. After all, students who begin looking for jobs as seniors will have a tougher time than students who have significant experience under their belts by the time they graduate. But, as it turns out, there are substantial […]

The American Dream is both real and at risk.

This fundamental paradox – that today is a good time and a challenging time to be a young person in America – is at the heart of Our Work.

Many young people are better off than ever before in America. High school graduation is at an all-time high, and teen pregnancy is at a historic low. More young children are in preschool, and fewer teens are using drugs and alcohol. More young people are graduating college, and fewer young people are in prison. But many young people still face enormous challenges. Just over 12 percent of youth are not in […]

Economic Inequality In Australia | myzitacy.ru

Australian Attitudes Towards Wealth Inequality and Progressive . 25 Jul 2015 . This article reviews and analyses the evidence on the distribution of income and wealth in Australia since the 1960s. A number of scholars … Inequality in Australia: A nation divided – Australian Council of Social . 22 May 2015 . Aussie income equality better than the US and UK, but a lot worse than most of Europe. Photo: Photo: Shutterstock. Australia is a lot less equal … Rich getting richer, wealth gap increasing: ACOSS report – ABC . 22 Jun 2015 . More than one-third of Australia […]

National Study Shows ECCC Graduates Rank High in Economic Mobility

A new national study on how colleges shape students’ prospects of upward economic mobility indicates that graduates of East Central Community College in Decatur are getting a high return on their tuition investment over their lifetimes.

The study, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,” was conducted by the Equality of Opportunity Project and analyzed the role of colleges in upward income mobility by developing mobility report cards for each two-year and four-year college in the United States The mobility report cards estimate students’ earnings in their early 30s and their parents’ income. The study used publicly […]

Promoting Economic Mobility by Increasing Postsecondary Education


The facts are clear: a college education strongly affects whether Americans can make the climb up the income ladder. Data covering the last four decades show that adults who have degrees from two-year or four-year colleges have far higher family incomes than do adults who have only a high school degree or are high school dropouts. Further, income has grown steadily over time for those with college degrees while remaining stagnant or declining for those with a high school education or less. Previous Economic Mobility Project findings showed that adult children from poor and low-income families who […]

Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is simply a lie

It is a common promise made to the next generation. “If you work hard, and do the right thing, you will be able to get on in life.” I believe that it is a promise that we have no capacity to fulfil. And that’s because its underlying assumptions must be revisited.

Imagine a life living in quads. You attend a highly prestigious school in which you dash from one quad to the next for your classes. You then continue on to yet another prestigious institution for your tertiary education, say Oxford or Cambridge University, and yet more quads with manicured […]

The South Has the Fastest-Growing Economies and the Least Economic Mobility for the Poor

Atlanta (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The South is booming from an economic standpoint. For proof of this, one need only look at cities such as Atlanta , Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando and Raleigh to understand there is a new South. Of the 20 cities listed on Forbes’ “fastest-growing cities in 2016” list, eight are in the South. Despite this reality, poor people in the South are not sharing in this growth. It is in Dixie — the former Confederacy, the Jim Crow states — where children have the toughest chance of getting ahead. This is where people have the lowest […]

The American Dream Hinges on Family

If Republicans want to improve working-class social mobility, they should pursue policies that put the family first.

Editor’s Note: This piece was written in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation as part of their “Opportunity 2017: An Agenda to Increase Prosperity.”

One of the most troubling trends of our time is the decline in economic opportunity. From the early 20th century until the 1980s, children consistently out-earned their parents. Then the tide stopped rising and children’s odds of out-earning their parents became entirely random, as Stanford economist Raj Chetty has shown.This sorry state of affairs persists today. […]