mobility

Strutting in style at the Grammys doesn't come cheap

Jan 24, 2014
The dress, the hair, the limo -- even if you're not a star (yet), it's part of the cost of breaking into the music business.
Posted In: Grammys, mobility

Changing neighborhoods can change your life

Feb 13, 2013
Helping poor families relocate to safer neighborhoods with better schools shown to improve mobility for children.
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility, African-American

A car can transport people out of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
When you're poor, car trouble can spiral out of control -- but for those without access to public transportation, a car is essential.
Posted In: poverty, mobility, Transportation, financial literacy, cars, homeless, San Diego, tough choices

Can the free market provide opportunity for all?

Jul 30, 2012
Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, argues that raising taxes won't help the poor and that the free market is the way to bring people out of poverty.
Posted In: Arthur Brooke, income inequality, mobility, upward mobility

Economic mobility tracked state by state

May 10, 2012
Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, mobility, American dream