Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Harvard University - "Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data?"

Thursday, March 18, 2021
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM (ET)
OCL Remotely through Zoom
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Conference & Symposia
Contact
Kim Minor
Department
Economics Faculty
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https://ems-web.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=91809

Thursday, March 18, 4:15PM EST

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(ID: 91653323729 / Passcode: ECON)

IMPROVING EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA:  NEW INSIGHTS FROM BIG DATA?

Children's chances of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90% to 50% over the past half century in America. How can we restore the American Dream of upward mobility for our children? In this talk, Raj Chetty discusses recent work that he and his colleagues at Opportunity Insights have done addressing this question. Among other topics, Professor Chetty covers how and why children's chances of climbing the income ladder vary across neighborhoods, how race still matters for economic mobility in the U.S. today, and the relationship between equality of opportunity, innovation, and growth.

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