2020 Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum: Measuring Economic Mobility Quarterly Leadership Memo Series

The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (IRP) prepared a series of three memos on economic mobility for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). These memos were shared with forum participants and may be of interest to a broader audience.

Memo 1 discusses definitions of economic mobility and presents an overview of trends for several measures.

Memo 2 provides a high-level review of research focused on intragenerational economic mobility, or mobility of over an individual’s prime working years.

Memo 3 describes research focused on intergenerational economic mobility, or mobility across generations.

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