A New Look at Social Mobility and Opportunity Disparity

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Just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the interactive Opportunity  Atlas  provides access to data that demonstrates how the neighborhood in which a child grows up can have a significant impact on the child’s success and future earning potential. Such analysis goes hand in hand with NOC’s development approach that focuses on helping children living in poverty to excel in school and achieve greater success in the future.

 Produced in collaboration with faculty at Harvard University and Brown University, the atlas provides access to data that supports social mobility estimates neighborhood by neighborhood.

Visit the following sites (U.S. Census Bureau and The New York Times) for detailed information and mapping samples: