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Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in Great Britain and the United States since 1850

From Long and Ferrie: The US tolerates more inequality than Europe and believes its economic mobility is greater than Europe’s, though they had roughly equal rates of intergenerational occupational mobility in the late twentieth century. We extend this comparison into the … Continue reading

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Unemployment benefits should encourage geographic mobility

An op-ed from Enrico Moretti: Americans have always been willing to move to look for better economic opportunities, and this willingness to relocate is a big factor in U.S. prosperity. Yet while everyone is free to move to look for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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When more states look like Florida, will we spend too little on Education?

The combination of raising healthcare costs (mostly via Medicaid at the state level), pension obligations, lower employment to population ratios and thus tax revenues, balanced budget requirements, state tax competition, the reluctance to raise taxes in general and mobility concerns … Continue reading

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