A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

Monday, May 07th, 2018
A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In this blog, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.
Raj Chetty, Stanford University and NBER
Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
Maggie R. Jones, U.S. Census Bureau
Sonya R. Porter, U.S. Census Bureau