How feasible is economic mobility, actually? Can you move up the ladder?
This new study by Pew Charitable Trusts Economic Mobility Project examines this question, on a state-by-state basis. The geographic pattern that emerges is pretty staggering. Though most states do not differ in any statistically significant way, you may want to stay out of the south if you want to go from rags to riches. Check out the interactive version of the below map at the economicmobility.org.