Just released research conducted by the Pew Center has revealed that economic mobility (upward and downward) varies by state.
Economic mobility highest in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic - May. 10, 2012Residents of eight states, primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, have the best shot of moving on up, according to the Pew Economic Mobility Project, which just released what it calls the first state-level study on the subject.
But those living in nine southern states have the poorest chance of bettering their situations, the project found.
The Pew Center's Economic Mobility Project can be found here: Economic Mobility Project - Pew Center on the States
The Pew Center's page on the report can be found here: Pew Center on the States
The state-by-state statistics can be found here: http://www.pewstates.org/uploadedFil...s_Data.pdf.pdf