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Researchers find economic mobility is restricted by family background

In a study published in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Stanford researchers showed that economic mobility is much more restricted by one’s family background than previously thought. The paper was released on July 8, 2015, and its authors included Pablo Mitnik, research associate at the Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality, and David Grusky, Stanford professor of sociology and director of the Center on Poverty & Inequality.