economic mobility

The problem with 'opportunity hoarding'

Oct 4, 2013
You've heard about the glass ceiling. But what about a "glass floor"?
Posted In: glass ceiling, economic mobility

When it comes to economic mobility, place matters

Jul 22, 2013
A new study is being heralded as the first, most complete study of mobility and how it relates to where a child lives.
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Moving 'up' isn't as easy as you might think

Mar 1, 2013
Relocating to a safer neighborhood with better schools can help families move up the economic ladder. But the change can be stressful, and complicated.
Posted In: economic mobility, section 8 housing

Tough Choices: How the poor spend money

Oct 5, 2012
Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Posted In: child poverty, Personal Finance, San Diego, Housing, cars, wealth gap, economic mobility, tough choices, poverty

A tough decade for the middle class

Aug 22, 2012
Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Posted In: economic mobility, middle class

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility