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Extension of Remarks: Upward mobility

Published August 7, 2013 1:35 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

— Upward mobility: Salt Lake the best of a bad lot — Salt Lake Tribune EditorialThe bad news is, people born poor in Salt Lake City have only an 11 percent chance of earning their way into the top fifth of income-earners.The worse news is, that's the good news.Here in the United States of America, the Land of Opportunity, where all it takes to make it are your own grit, determination and hard work, the fact is that people from every income bracket find that their positions are what is called "sticky." That means that people who are born poor tend to stay poor, and people who are born rich tend to remain rich.It has, of course, ever been thus. But a new national survey of income data builds on what was already known from a previous Utah-based study: When it comes to upward mobility, Salt Lake City is the best of a bad lot. ...

— SLC residents have best shot at going from rags to riches — Paul Beebe | The Salt Lake TribuneStudy » Children here are the most likely to jump from lowest 20% of income into top 20%.

— The Equality of Opportunity Project — Upward Mobility in the 50 Biggest Cities: The Top 10 and Bottom 10

— Report: Salt Lake City wages still trail U.S. averages— Paul Beebe | The Salt Lake TribuneJobs » Lower cost of living, young population key factors in lower compensation.

— Worker Wages: Wendy's vs. Wal-Mart vs. Costco — CNN Money... Can a company pay its workers well and also make money? ...

— Working for McNuggets no dream for Americans — Mary Sanchez | The Kansas City Star... As the low-wage sector goes, so goes the nation. That's the message every middle-class American should be getting. ...

— Education leads to success — Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial... Despite the tough times, we don't share that pessimism. There is a path toward better economic security. It's education. ...

— Benefits of preschool are clearly documented — Deborah Stipek | For The San Jose Mercury NewsOpponents of President Barack Obama's plan to increase access to quality preschool can criticize studies to support their political agenda, but science is on the side of advocates. Research demonstrating the benefits of preschool is strong and consistent. ...

— America's Main Street economy versus the Wall Street — Duane Catlett | For The Helena Independent-Record... Real job creation and Main Street economic growth comes only from U.S. government deficit spending at times when the private sector is not producing enough jobs to generate disposable income in family budgets. ...

— Obama's surprise: Get government out of mortages — Arizona Republic Editorial

— Housing market up despite the feds — Prescott Daily Courier Editorial