Economic and Social Mobility
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Economic Mobility, Business Dynamism, and Barriers to Entrepreneurship: A Preliminary Examination
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Key Findings: Entrepreneurship and economic mobility have both been discussed in the academic literature, but the environment for entrepreneurship warrants closer examination. While the United States, compared to other...
Economic Mobility, the Rule of Law, and Property Rights Protection
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. The institutional environment, specifically the quality of legal systems and protection of property rights, are often ignored in the economic mobility literature. Most of the research on mobility focuses on education and...
¿Subir o caer de la escalera?: Movilidad social en Latinoamérica
This publication (Only available in Spanish) centers around the concern that there is still no consensus on what the main barriers to social mobility are. In collaboration with four stellar think tanks in Latin America: Libertad y Progreso from Argentina, Libertad y...
Climbing the ladder or falling off it: Essays on Economic Mobility in Europe
This publication centers around the concern that there is still no consensus on what the main barriers to social mobility are. In collaboration with five stellar European think tanks: the Centre for Political Studies in Denmark, Timbro in Sweden, the Lithuanian Free...
Economic Mobility in America a State of the Art Primer Part 3: Trends in the United States
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Is the American Dream dying? A number of studies have examined this question by looking at trends in intergenerational economic mobility. However, studies using different datasets have produced different results. Few studies...
Race, Economic Mobility, and the American Dream — An Interview with Dr. Glenn Loury
Archbridge Institute President and CEO Gonzalo Schwarz recently spoke with Dr. Glenn Loury about inequality, racial disparities, the American Dream, and more.
Nobel-Prize Winning Economist Dr. James Heckman on Social Mobility, the American Dream, and how COVID-19 Could Affect Inequality
On April 14, 2020 Gonzalo Schwarz, President and CEO of the Archbridge Institute, conducted the following interview with Dr. James J. Heckman. Dr. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the Director of the Center for the...
A New Index on Social Mobility Misses the Mark
This article was originally published on Medium. At the recent Davos meeting there was a lot of focus on the ongoing back and forth between President Trump and young activist Greta Thunberg. However, what didn’t garner many headlines from this meeting that should have...
Inequality matters — but not in the way you think
To put it lightly, the issue of which income group pays more taxes is not easy to discern.
Economic Mobility in America, Part Two
In the second part of our three-part primer on economic mobility in the US, this latest report by Dr. Scott Winship reassesses the cross-national evidence on intergenerational economic mobility, updates previous conclusions by reviewing more recent research and reevaluates the older literature. Dr. Winship challenges the conventional wisdom of upward mobility highlights previously neglected nuances in the literature that complicate the simple conclusion that the fates of American children are more tied to their family circumstances than is true of children in other countries.
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