Domestic Public Policy

The Equality of Opportunity Project: Examining the Role of Neighborhoods, Higher Education, and Disability Insurance in Upward Mobility

Grant Year: 2019


John Friedman, Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and David Deming will direct the research and publications program of Opportunity Insights. They will assess the impact of the quality of neighborhoods on economic opportunity; work with approximately 500 colleges and universities to understand why some schools are more effective than others at promoting upward mobility; and examine the intergenerational transmission of disability for families supported by Social Security Disability Insurance. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers, short articles, and interactive web-based maps and tables.

Brown University Domestic Public Policy

$300,000