PBS NewsHour

Where you grow up matters in an unequal economy. Here’s how.

Clip: 10/26/2017 | 9m 12s

Is geographic mobility the key to moving up the economic ladder? Economists are finding that the odds no longer favor American kids in doing better than their parents, but some hope that uprooting their families and moving to safer streets with better schools will guarantee a brighter economic future. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the link between location and inequality.

Aired: 10/26/17

Rating: NR

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