By: Abraham Cho, originally posted on the Center for Faith & Work.

The New York Times recently ran a fascinating article highlighting the relationship between income mobility and what they aptly described as “the economic layout” of a city. Citing a major new study, they found that “All else being equal, upward mobility tended to be higher in metropolitan areas where poor families were more dispersed among mixed-income neighborhoods.” The physical segregation of lower income households hinders income mobility.

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