Today’s Links: Economic Mobility & School Financing in California

1. Surnames offer depressing clues to the extent of social mobility over generations

“Mr Clark’s conclusion is that the underlying rate of social mobility is both low and surprisingly constant across countries and eras: the introduction of universal secondary education scarcely affects intergenerational mobility rates in Britain, for example. This consistency, he suggests, shows that low mobility may be down to differences in underlying “social competence”. Such competence is potentially heritable and is reinforced by the human tendency to mate with partners of similar traits and ability.”

2. California Schools Finance Upgrades by Making Next Generation Pay

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