Economic and Social Mobility Maps
Using data made available by the Opportunity Insights team at Harvard, we created maps to highlight the geography of economic and social mobility in Baltimore City and Maryland. The maps below illustrate predicted mean household income rank outcomes for children whose parents were at the 25th percentile of national income distribution by Census tract. These maps raise several questions that help define our agenda:
- Why do Baltimore neighborhoods differ with respect to their upward mobility rates?
- What policy interventions would close these opportunity gaps?
- Will children who grow up in the 2020s in these low upward mobility communities experience the same challenges in achieving their “American Dream”?
At 21CC, we seek to understand quality of life dynamics in both Baltimore and every American city and then take these insights to improve our understanding of urbanization around the world.