Passengers climb the stairs to a subway station in Boston, Massachusetts January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)

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Measuring relative mobility, part 1

April 27, 2015, Joanna Venator and Richard V. Reeves

Joanna Venator and Richard Reeves discuss two different metrics, intergenerational elastiticity and rank-rank slope, used to measure relative mobility. Using three hypothetical scenarios, they demonstrate how these two measures differ and the merits of each of measure.

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