Location influences upward mobility, study finds

07/23/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Children who grow up in low-income families in the Southeast are much less likely to rise out of poverty than those who grow up in the Northeast, Great Plains and West, according to a study. Researchers found poor children were most likely to escape poverty in areas where low-income families were dispersed among middle-income families. Tax policies and access to higher education had little correlation with upward mobility.

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