Where You Are More Likely to Rise Out of Poverty

The New York Times has a fascinating study based on millions of anonymous earnings records around the country showing the metropolitan areas in the U.S. where low-income families have a higher chance of climbing the income ladder and rising out of poverty. The study showed that living in cities with mixed-income neighborhoods encouraged this kind of income mobility, as well as, unsurprisingly, living in cities with good school systems. The story is filled with really nice interactive charts, which you can see here.