The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty’s definition of mobility comprises three core principles: economic success, power and autonomy, and being valued in community. This paper curates and describes selected measures of these three principles.
Changing the Narrative
Narratives are stories we rely on to make sense of the world. In America today, inaccurate narratives about poverty too often get in the way of meaningful change. More accurate narratives about poverty and the true nature of upward mobility will lead to more...
Improving the Child Tax Credit for Very Low-Income Families
All children should have the opportunity to have healthy childhoods, do well in school, and succeed as adults. One effective tool for helping children in poverty succeed is the federal child tax credit (CTC), which provides many working parents an annual tax credit...
SPARKS for Young People's Mobility out of Poverty
To achieve mobility from poverty, young people must have resources to develop their identities and avoid unintended pregnancy. We propose expanding programs that help young people find their “why” —their personal reasons for making thoughtful decisions during...
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Restoring the American Dream
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and staffed and supported by the Urban Institute, the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty was tasked with answering one big, bold question: What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty? Specifically, the Partnership was...