Where You Grew Up Matters to Upward Mobility

Design News 07.23.13

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Depending on where you live, it may be harder to attain the "American Dream." A new study shows that it is statistically more or less likely for a child born into the bottom fifth of income distribution to move up the income ladder depending on where they grew up. The Northeast, Great Plains, and West had the highest percentage of upward mobility, while the Southeast and industrial Midwest had the lowest. 

In other news, North Carolina allocates an additional $200K to High Point Market, and check out structures made from trees. See the headlines after the jump.

 In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters | The New York Times
• State raises High Point Market funding by $200,000 | Furniture Today
• Plant Your Retirement House Now: Structures Made From Trees | Architizer

(Image: via The New York Times)

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