Where You Live Has Impact on Your Earnings

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June 3, 2015
LANDsds Sustainable Voice News

These maps from Raj Chetty show that where children grow up has a major impact on their lifetime earnings

BROOKINGS-“Your chances of achieving the American Dream are almost two times higher … if you are growing up in Canada than in the United States,” said Harvard’s Raj Chetty at a Center on Children and Families (CCF) event held yesterday. Chetty, the Bloomberg Professor of Economics and a leading scholar on opportunity and intergenerational mobility, presented his latest research on how where one grows up has a huge impact on success later in life. In his presentation, Prof. Chetty focused not on international comparisons, but on variations within the United States, where, he said, upward mobility varies even more. Chetty and colleagues calculated upward mobility for every metro and rural area in the United States.

The heat map below shows the chances that a child born in the bottom fifth of the income distribution in that particular place will reach the top fifth later in life:

Raj Chetty: The Geography of Upward Mobility in the United States

Why does upward mobility vary so much across places? Prof. Chetty explored two explanations: (1) that people are different, and (2) that places themselves have a causal effect. Prof. Chetty showed an example of how, in the Washington, DC-Baltimore region, children growing up in low-income (25th percentile) families have different social mobility outcomes depending on where they are growing up. In the map below, for example, a child growing up in a low-income family in Fairfax County will earn 15.4 percent more than the average child, while those children in the darker shaded areas will experience lower earnings than the average.

Raj Chetty: Causal effects of growing up in different counties on earning in adulthood, Washington, DC area

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One comment on “Where You Live Has Impact on Your Earnings
  1. Tiffany Thompson, MSW says:

    I agree. My prospects as a new MSW graduate seem to be quite slim. Not having a mentor to connect me with opportunities is also a negative. Every time I fill out an application, I am simply a number. I thought things would be different with a Master’s degree. They are proving to be quite difficult.

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