American Dream Program

For more than two centuries, economic opportunity and upward mobility have formed the foundation of the American Dream, and remain at the core of our nation’s identity. This program focuses on the facts and trends relating to economic mobility and identifies policies that may enhance economic progress.

  • Economic Mobility Project

    Economic mobility—the ability to move up or down the economic ladder within one’s lifetime or across generations—is fundamental to our country’s national spirit. The Economic Mobility Project helps the public and policy makers better understand the health of the American Dream and seeks to forge consensus on policies that will ensure the Dream remains a reality for generations to come. Advised by a diverse group of respected thinkers from across the political spectrum, the project identifies underlying factors that aid or inhibit movement up the economic ladder and publishes research and analysis that inform the economic debate.

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