“Every so often,” announces the Brookings Institution, “an academic finding gets into the political bloodstream. A leading example is “The Great Gatsby Curve,” describing an inverse relationship between income inequality and intergenerational mobility. Born in 2011, the Curve has attracted plaudits and opprobrium in almost equal measure. Social Mobility Memos is taking a look at opinions from both sides of the argument.”
Thus far, there are posts by:
- Curve creator and economist Alan Krueger.
- Manhattan Institute fellow (and former Brookings fellow) Scott Winship.
- Center of American Progress economist Heather Boushey.
- AEI economist Aparna Mathur.
- Brookings fellow and family expert Isabel Sawhill.
- Brookings economist (formerly of the Heritage Foundation) Stuart Butler.
Check out the series.