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Downward Mobility From the Middle Class
This 2011 report examines potential factors that cause some Americans who grow up in the middle class to fall down the economic ladder as adults.
Middle-Out Mobility: Regions with Larger Middle Classes Have More Economic Mobility
Regions of the United States that have larger middle classes and less inequality have more economic mobility. As a consequence, a low-income child who grows up in an area with a large middle class is likely to earn more money and make a better life for himself or herself.