The best and worst places to grow up

The best and worst places to grow up

Monday, May 4, 2015

Location matters when it comes to income mobility, according to the New York Times. The article includes an interactive map that shows data on income mobility, county by county, along with tailored, comparative analysis based on the county selected. The study was also covered by Morning Edition on NPR. Listen to the story here. Both cite studies by Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his team that followed children and families living in public housing who were given vouchers for housing in low-poverty neighborhoods. 

Learn more about housing in our region in the Financial Self-Sufficiency section of Gulf Coast Community Indicators.