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Mapping Social Mobility in America
FOCUS: Urban Governance 17th December 2018 • Trending Globally: Politics and Policy • Trending Globally: Politics & Policy
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In this episode, Mark Blyth talks with Watson economist John Friedman [https://watson.brown.edu/people/faculty/JFriedman] about his work charting social mobility in America. He and his colleagues have created the “Opportunity Atlas,” [https://opportunityinsights.org/] an interactive tool that uses U.S. Census Bureau data to map social mobility in great detail. It measures the likelihood of moving up in society based on where people live -- down to the block they grew up on [Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/upshot/maps-neighborhoods-shape-child-poverty.html]. The findings are highly detailed and often surprising, and they’re changing the discussion about mobility in America. You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://watson.brown.edu/files/watson/imce/news/podcast/trending-globally/transcripts/E69_DAN%20REV%20-%20Blyth%20-%20Opportunity%20Atlas_mixdown.pdf]

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