Six policies to improve social mobility

Posted by Brookings Institutuion on July 20, 2015

Place Matters in Opportunity and Social Mobility

A new blog post by Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Reeves compiles experts’ policy recommendations in response to recent research showing very different outcomes for children who move at a young age to a high- or low-opportunity city. Those recommendations include housing vouchers targeted at families with young children; public housing in low-poverty areas; greater investment in local infrastructure and transportation; and expanded school choice for families. Reeves argues that pursing multiple polices and reducing institutional racism is the only way to solve problems faced by high-poverty areas.

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