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The Opportunity Atlas

Raj Chetty

Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty?

The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. Now you can trace the roots of today's affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up.See where and for whom opportunity has been missing, and develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.
The institute’s research on economic mobility harnesses the power of big data to document both the decline of the American Dream and potential solutions to revive it. Its central mission is to develop scalable policy solutions that empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. The institute builds upon the success of the Equality of Opportunity Project, a research partnership focused on understanding the hidden forces influencing the achievement of upward mobility
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