Poor families who moved into areas with more opportunity greatly increased their kids’ chances of escaping poverty, according to a new Harvard University study. The report found many success stories among those families that moved to areas with higher test scores, a high level of civic engagement and income diversity. Contra Costa County is one such area in the Bay Area. We talk about the study and what it means for those struggling to get out from poverty.
Moving Can Help Families Rise From Poverty, Study Finds
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Nathaniel Hendren, assistant professor of economics at Harvard University and co-author of the new study
David Grusky, professor of sociology and director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Tracey Rattray, director, Community Wellness and Prevention Program