“The fading of the American Dream is not immutable. There are cities throughout America — such as Salt Lake City and Minneapolis — where children’s chances of moving up out of poverty remain high. Cities with high levels of upward mobility tend to have five characteristics: lower levels of residential segregation, a larger middle class, stronger families, greater social capital, and higher quality public schools.” – The Equality of Opportunity Project
Jill Manzo is the Midwest Researcher at the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI). She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Iowa State University. Her research interests include income inequality, infrastructure investment, economic development, education policy, and the labor force.