Economic mobility in Michigan trails behind most of country
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.
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.