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BIGDATA Collaborative Research Project

Four year project examines Population Reproduction of Poverty at Birth from Surveys, Censuses, and Birth Registrations

Beginning in January 2016, MPRC Director Michael Rendall, along with Co-investigators Mark Hancock, UCLA, and Margaret Weden, RAND, undertook a four-year project to develop and evaluate statistical estimation and simulation methods to combine data from several sources, such as Census and ACS, to answer questions about intergenerational mobility. The team plans to answer questions about the degree of persistence of poverty at birth from one generation to the next across different race and ethnic groups, and about the roles of education and family formation in creating upward mobility versus persistence of disadvantage.

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