Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out Of High School

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2016

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The Brookings Institution

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In this article, the authors point out that greater income gaps between those at the bottom and middle of the income distribution lead low-income boys to dropout of high school more often than their counterparts in higher inequality areas, suggesting that there is an important link between income inequality and reduced rates of upward mobility.

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low-income students, social mobility, educational attainment, academic achievement

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