Why our Current System Hinders Social Mobility

The farther apart the rungs on our economic ladder, the more difficult the climb for those at the bottom. Social mobility becomes more restricted as our wealth gap grows.

Social mobility is not simply a social issue, it’s an economic issue. Stagnant mobility bears a cost on all of us, through less taxable income, increased health costs, income-replacement subsidies and a failure to maximize talent and labor.

It doesn’t address the inequities in wealth distribution
It doesn’t address the disparities of resource distribution
It doesn’t address employment & income inequality
It doesn’t address systemic barriers to mobility
It doesn’t address the practical barriers limiting earning potential