Income Mobility Charts for Girls, Asian-Americans and Other Groups. Or Make Your Own.

Source: Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce, Kevin Quealy, New York Times, March 27, 2018

Last week we wrote about a sweeping new study of income inequality, which followed 20 million children in the United States and showed how their adult incomes varied by race and gender. The research was based on data about virtually all Americans now in their late 30s. This first animated chart illustrates one of the study’s main findings: White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way, while black boys raised in similarly wealthy households are more likely to fall to the bottom than stay at the top in their own adult households.