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Study: More Auto-mobility Drives Lower Social Mobility

Study: More Auto-mobility Drives Lower Social Mobility

An Equality of Opportunity Project study finds that urban sprawl contributes to lower social mobility in America. Paul Krugman observes, "[D]isadvantaged workers often find themselves stranded; there may be jobs available somewhere, but they literally can’t get there." “areas with a smaller middle class had lower rates of upward mobility.”