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Economic mobility in Michigan trails behind most of country

Jul 22, 2013
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The New York Times has an interactive graphic that lets readers compare economic mobility across the country. Several towns and cities in Michigan are places where it is least likely a child will be able to climb out of poverty and move up to the top of the economic ladder. Children from the Grand Rapids area are only .7% more likely than kids from the Detroit area to successfully make the climb. Roll over the map for data from your area and the rest of the country.

Source: Nytimes

ATLANTA - Stacey Calvin spends almost as much time commuting to her job - on a bus, two trains and another bus - as she does working part-time at a day care center.

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