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Salt Lake City #5 “Upward Mobility”

January 30 2014 - 3:09 pm

Income inequality as measured in dollars has increased over time, the report found. The consequences of the “birth lottery”—the parents to whom a child is born—are larger in 2014 than ever before. The researchers compared this scenario to a ladder where each income percentile represented a different rung: The rungs of the ladder have grown further apart—that is, inequality has increased—even though the chances of children climbing from lower to higher rungs have not changed.