For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org 202-775-8810
In today’s Snapshot from the forthcoming State of Working America website, a graph shows the percent of children in each income group – from the bottom 20% to the top 20% – who remained in or moved into the bottom 20% as adults. In addition to showing limited upward mobility, the graph shows significant backsliding by African American children. Among those who were raised in the middle-income group, some 45% of African American children moved to the poorest group as adults, compared with 16% of white children.
EPI’s latest edition of The State of Working America (SWA) will be published online in January.