Maryland's Economic Mobility is Among the Best in U.S.
If you're aiming to be upwardly mobile, living in Maryland might help.
The state is one of the best in the country for moving on up, what the study calls positive economic mobility, a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts concludes. States doing better than average are largely in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, while those doing worse are in the South, according to the report, released Wednesday.
Researchers at Pew's ongoing Economic Mobility Project say they're trying to answer a big question: Is the American dream alive and well? The report, which they say is the first to look at economic mobility by state, raises troubling questions.
"It shows that there is not equality of opportunity across the states," said Diana Elliott, the project's research manager.
"Where you live matters," added Erin Currier, the project manager.
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