The Great Gatsby Curve: A Brookings Conversation

“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.”

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