Over at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Carter Price: When Measuring Mobility, Location Still Matters: "When the Equality of Opportunity Project released new data on mobility at the end of January the initial headlines focused on the authors’ overarching finding that mobility at the national level had basically stayed the same while inequality had risen over the past half century.
Most... coverage... missed the nuances.... So we decided to... pull those nuances out... [with] five maps that examine changes in local and regional mobility measured by income mobility, college mobility, and a composite mobility measure.... Intergenerational mobility over this period of time in the United States has changed substantially by region.... By several measures... the South and West experienced the highest gains... much of New England, the Rust Belt and upper Midwest saw declines in mobility. But... the South has remained among the lowest... while most of the West started with fairly high mobility and has generally gotten better. READ MORE