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Americans Raised at the Top and Bottom Are Likely to Stay There as Adults

Created on July 29, 2013

Americans Raised at the Top and Bottom Are Likely to Stay There as Adults

Americans Raised at the Top and Bottom Are Likely to Stay There as Adults

About 4 in 10 adults whose parents were in the top quintile will also be in the top quintile. ... About 4 in 10 adults whose parents were in the bottom quintile will also be in the bottom quintile.

PARENTS’ FAMILY INCOME QUINTILE

Other keywords: Top Quintile, Fourth Quintile, Middle Quintile, Second Quintile, Bottom Quintile

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts Economic Mobility Project, Pursuing the American Dream: Economic Mobility Across Generations, July 2012, Figure 3, p. 6, http://www.pewstates.org/uploadedFiles/PCS_Assets/2012/Pursuing_American_Dream.pdf (accessed May 28, 2013).

Note: Income is adjusted for family size.

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