Domestic Public Policy

The Determinants of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

Grant Year: 2015

Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, and Daniel Yagan will assess the extent to which public policies can play a role in promoting economic mobility. Drawing on a large database of individual income tax records from 1996 to the present, they will explore why intergenerational mobility varies across the United States and then seek to isolate the effects of particular factors on such mobility. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

Harvard University Domestic Public Policy