All posts filed under “Race

comment 0

Boys, Race and Social Mobility

An extensive economic study for Stanford University that was published this month, shows the relations between race, income and social mobility. One of the thing it finds is that black Americans have substantial lower rates of social mobility than white and Hispanic Americans, while also having a higher chance of downward mobility. Correspondingly, this study, done by Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie Jones and Sonya Porter points out that even in similar neighbourhoods, with similar family structures, black boys have a considerable lower chance of having high incomes in adulthood than white boys. The study truly is a fascinating read. (source)