Self-Realization and Progress
For-Profit Education

Economic Mobility

Jonathan B. Wight

America’s commitment to a meritocratic society is questioned in a New York Times article yesterday

The color chart (click to enlarge) shows the chance that a child raised in the bottom fifth of the income scale can make it to the top fifth.  The dark red that dominates the Southeast of the United States shows a 4% or less chance.

The reason is less about class discrimination and more about two-parent families, transportation access, and probably spiritual capital (discussed yesterday).  



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