Latest Social mobility Stories

2012-09-06 10:14:45

The rhetoric is relentless: America is a place of unparalleled opportunity, where hard work and determination can propel a child out of humble beginnings into the White House, or at least a mansion on a hill. But the reality is very different, according to a University of Michigan researcher who is studying inequality across generations around the world. “Especially in the United States, people underestimate the extent to which your destiny is linked to your background,”...

2012-07-21 23:02:43

Upward Mobility's VTNE Exam Prep app has received extraordinary ratings on the Google Play Android store, supporting veterinary technician students in acing their Veterinary Technician National Examination. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Upward Mobility, a Boston-based educational mobile and tablet app company, launched its VTNE Exam Prep app on the Google Play store to support veterinary technician students. Upon release, the app has gathered superior ratings, deemed as the most popular...

2009-07-27 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The neighborhood poverty experienced by middle-income black children contributes greatly to their increased risk of downward mobility, according to a new report released today by Pew's Economic Mobility Project. Neighborhoods and the Black-White Mobility Gap, authored by New York University sociologist Patrick Sharkey, points to a great disparity between the neighborhood poverty rates experienced by middle-income black children and white...

2009-07-08 06:00:00

CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A downshifted economy and volatility within the private sector have many job seekers shifting their focus to government jobs. According to a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,900 workers completed in June, 88 percent said they were interested in jobs within the public sector. Forty-one percent reported that they are interested in jobs within the Federal government, while 47 percent said they are interested in jobs within state and local government. The...

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