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Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility

Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, Danny Yagan

NBER Working Paper No. 23618
Issued in July 2017

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The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Internal Revenue Service or the U.S. Treasury Department. This work was conducted under IRS contract TIRNO-16-E-00013 and reviewed by the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury. We thank Joseph Altonji, David Deming, Lawrence Katz, Eric Hanushek, David Lee, Richard Levin, Sean Reardon, and numerous seminar participants for helpful comments; Trevor Bakker, Kaveh Danesh, Niklas Flamang, Robert Fluegge, Jamie Fogel, Benjamin Goldman, Sam Karlin, Carl McPherson, Benjamin Scuderi, Priyanka Shende, and our other pre-doctoral fellows for outstanding research assistance; and especially Adam Looney for supporting this project. Chetty, Friedman, Saez, and Yagan acknowledge funding from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Equitable Growth at UC-Berkeley, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Stanford University, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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