Study: Economic mobility differs from city to city

07/24/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new study suggests it may be easier for people to climb out of poverty in some parts of the country than in other areas. Climbing the economic ladder appears to be more difficult in cities such as Atlanta, Indianapolis and Cincinnati and relatively easier in locations such as New York and Boston. "There is tremendous variation across the U.S. in the extent to which kids can rise out of poverty," said Harvard University economist Nathaniel Hendren.

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