Financial opportunity and the prospect of upward mobility are deeply imbedded in the American story. But recent studies of economic mobility and reports of wage stagnation cast doubt on just how achievable the Dream is.

Data Usage for Improved Economic Mobility

Because of the fragmented nature of data sharing, disparate data systems, competing priorities of governments, and specific needs of individuals and families with barriers to economic mobility, it is not easy to determine whether government investments are achieving the desired long-term outcomes for residents, or to track the long-term impacts of programs and policies.

Our work in this space includes a project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support real-time access to data and analysis in order to understand the needs of target populations, evaluate programs and policies, and attain positive, sustainable results.

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