Domestic Public Policy

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

Grant Year: 2018


John Friedman, Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and David Deming will direct the research and publications program of the Equality of Opportunity Project. They will assess the impact of neighborhoods on economic opportunity, work with approximately 500 colleges and universities to understand better why some schools are more effective than others at promoting upward mobility among their students, and examine the intergenerational transmission of disability by assessing the extent to which children whose parents are enrolled in Social Security Disability Insurance enroll in the program as adults. 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