New Research Confirms Importance of Social Capital and Two-Parent Families for Upward Mobility
New research from Opportunity Insights shows the importance of social capital for economic mobility. Specifically, “economic connectedness” is strongly associated with upward income mobility for people with lower income.
The Joint Economic Committee’s Social Capital Index shows a similar link between social capital and economic mobility.
Both the Opportunity Insights study and the Social Capital Index find a strong link between family stability and economic mobility.