The upward mobility of immigrants

When immigrants come to the US, they may not make it up to the middle class themselves, but what happens to their children? Leah Boustan discusses a study which found that the children of immgrants are able to achieve more social mobility than the children of the US-born. This is the case almost across the board when looking at country of origin. What matters most to the social mobilty of their children is where immigrants choose to live.

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Topics:  Migration Poverty and income inequality

Tags:  social mobility, immigrants, US

Professor of Economics at Princeton

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