The Opportunity Atlas … social mobility data.
The USA has been justly proud …. for decades …. that “kids earn more than their parents earned.” You know…. Every generation has a better life.
But that’s not true anymore. The change began happening in the 1980s. Now it’s possible to “trace the roots of today’s affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people gew up.”
“See where and for whom opportunity has been missing and develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.”
Wow. That’s one hell of a promise. You and me… Our communities… Our charities… Our beloved philanthropic sector… And even our governments!!!! can help fix this.
I’m looking athe map right now. It’s not pretty. It’s not even acceptable. Income? Highest household income on the scale = $56,000. Lowest = $23,000.
What else to say? Please check this out, you USers.