Domestic Public Policy

The Mechanisms of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

Grant Year: 2017

Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathan Hendren will lead an effort to examine the extent to which a variety of public policies can promote or hinder upward mobility. Drawing on data from tax returns, they will measure the extent to which college enrollment promotes economic mobility and assess how the receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance affects the employment and earnings of adults and their children. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and short articles.

Brown University Domestic Public Policy