income distribution http://hppr.org en Location matters in climbing the income ladder http://hppr.org/post/location-matters-climbing-income-ladder <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plains states rank well generally for income mobility according to a </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/" target="_blank">new study</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;considered to be the most comprehensive yet on the subject.&nbsp; Based on millions of anonymous income records, the study by </span><a href="http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/index.php/the-team" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">leading economists</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> found four primary factors correlated with higher income mobility in an area:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a larger and more dispersed local middle class, more two-parent households, better elementary schools and high schools, and more civic engagement, including membership in religious and community groups.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:28:09 +0000 Quentin Hope 19448 at http://hppr.org Location matters in climbing the income ladder