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Americans take pride in living in a land of opportunity, where you can ""pull yourself up by your bootstraps"" and succeed in the face of adversity. But recent research shows that old adage may not be true, depending on where in the country you live.
Where do you have the best chance of climbing the economic ladder?
Americans love economic mobility. It’s kind of a founding myth for us We see ourselves as having broken free from rigid, aristocratic Europe to form a meritocracy that guaranteed a chance to move up in the world. Though there has been much talk lately about rising income inequality in the United States, what has worried pundits on both the left and the right has been recent reports that Americans aren’t as economically mobile as citizens other Western nations.
A new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds economic mobility differs significantly across the United States. The report finds Americans are more likely to move up the economic ladder if they live in the northeast.
A week after the Occupy Wall Street movement protested economic inequality in May Day rallies across the U.S., a study found that the ability to become rich may depend on where you live.
They call it the American Dream, but it doesn't seem to be stretching from sea to shining sea.