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Opportunity Insights
A non-partisan research + policy institute based at focused on improving economic opportunity. Led by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, & Nathaniel Hendren.
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NYT Business Sep 20
Technical skills taught in college have a short shelf life, while a liberal arts education prepares graduates for jobs that haven’t been invented yet
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Richard V. Reeves Sep 19
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Juan Sebastian Arias Sep 19
Raj Chetty at Annual : the American dream of upward mobility has dramatically faded. Today, only a 50% chance that children earn more than their parents.
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Allan Golston Sep 18
Help Wanted! Today we're launching a new Grand Challenge - Voices for Economic Opportunity. We want your ideas on how to help shift the conversation about poverty in the US. Because to find new solutions, we need a new conversation. More here:
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EMPath Sep 18
Join us TOMORROW for the September Outcomes Workgroup! Guest speaker of will discuss "The Geography of Upward Mobility: Combining Big Data with Local Insights" at our downtown office. RSVP (it's free):
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Opportunity Insights Sep 17
Raj Chetty wins the Social Science Award 2019 via
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Opportunity Insights Sep 13
Our team is growing! We're looking for a Pre-Doc Program Manager to coordinate our annual pre-doctoral research program of 20 research fellows. Applications are due September 25th. For more information visit:
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StriveTogether Sep 12
This morning, we heard from of and of , who led us in conversation about creating a path to economic mobility for every child. Read what we learned in a blog from :
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StriveTogether Sep 12
Thank you to of for joining us! Learn more about their work to empower with data:
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StriveTogether Sep 12
"We know we’re doing good work. We know we’re making strides. The lessons are in cohorts like this, that if we come together, we have the capacity to actually make the change we’re dedicated to." — of
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StriveTogether Sep 12
Thank you to of and of for kicking off the day with great conversation and insights about . We’re ready to keep learning in our first round of workshops. Get insights all morning at .
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Ezra Klein Aug 15
- The American dream is more alive in Canada than in America - Curing poverty does 5x more for life expectancy than curing cancer - Great kindergarten teachers add hundreds of thousands of dollars to students’ lifetime earnings And more, from Raj Chetty
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Opportunity Insights Sep 9
At Opportunity Insights, training the next generation of researchers and policy leaders is central to our mission. Interested in learning more? Check out all of the lecture material and videos from Raj Chetty's course here:
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The Economist Sep 5
Research suggests public policy can help reverse income segregation
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MIT Sloan School of Management Sep 3
“It does feel like an important moment. There's momentum that neighborhoods matter.”
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NPR's Planet Money Aug 31
Where you live has a big impact on overall economic mobility. Sounds obvious. But it took a lot of trial and error to figure it out. When researchers finally proved this, everything changed.
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Spotlight on Poverty Aug 28
Spotlight Exclusive: professor discusses report on Seattle & King County's plans to move more families into high-opportunity neighborhoods. Read more on the report & the implications it has on public policy:
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MDRC Aug 22
Breaking the Cycle: Experiment helps families move to high-opportunity neighborhoods (on our project w/ , , , , & ) via
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Bloomberg Cities Aug 20
10 cities are working with & to help more citizens achieve the “American Dream," using to develop solutions to improve . We spoke with Raj Chetty and about why this work matters:
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Opportunity Insights Aug 16
We're looking to add an Assistant Director of Research Administration to our team! This important finance role will oversee pre- & post-award activities for a portfolio of our sponsored research projects. More info here:
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