Eau Claire Near The Top In Upward Mobility Study


Posted: July 25, 2013

A study released earlier this month shows that Eau Claire area children have a better chance of raising from the bottom fifth of the income bracket to the top fifth of the income bracket than much of the rest of the nation.  The Eau Claire area children have a 13.2% chance to raise to the top, compared to New York coming in at 9.7%, Los Angeles at 9.6% and Atlanta at 4%. 

The study, which was conducted by 4 of the nation’s leading economists, compiles massive amounts of data from every metropolitan area in the country. It shows that generally, children from the Southeast and industrial Midwest are much less likely to move up the income ladder than those in the Northeast, West Coast, and Great Plains Regions, including large swaths of Minnesota (and Eau Claire).

To see the New York Times article click here

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