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10.24.2013 news

3 Of 10 Millennials Forced To Move Back Home After Starting Career

A recent study released by the Opportunity Nation coalition which found that 15 percent of those between the ages of 16 and 24, or six million people, are neither in school nor working, as the Associated Press reported.

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10.24.2013 news

Jane and John: What Their Lives Tell Us About the American Dream

John and Jane represent two of the estimated 11,000 babies born in the United States each day to parents who want their children to reach their potential and thrive. Like generations before them, these families share a belief that by working hard, John and Jane will get a fair shot at upward mobility and economic security.

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10.22.2013 news

The Young and the Jobless

Almost 6 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor working, according to a study by The Opportunity Nation coalition. How does this affect their future opportunities and economic mobility?

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10.21.2013 news

Study: 15% of US Youth Out of School, Work

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday. That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.

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10.21.2013 news

U.S. Economic Mobility Improving Very Slowly

More than four years into the economic recovery, upward mobility in the U.S. is climbing — but very, very slowly. A new report by Opportunity Nation, a network of over 250 nonprofit, business and other organizations, analyzed 16 economic and demographic indicators and found that America’s overall “Opportunity Score” — a broad measure of economic mobility — is now 50.9, barely higher than 50 in 2012 and 49.59 in 2011. (This “Opportunity Index,” a joint project with Measure of America, began in 2011.)

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10.21.2013 news

Where is Opportunity in America? Nov/Dec Issue Washington Monthly

Am inconvenient truth has emerged. The youth unemployment rate in the United States is now higher than that of five European countries, ranging from Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands to those two bastions of sclerotic Scandinavian socialism, Denmark and Norway.

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10.21.2013 press release

Zip Codes Continue to Determine Upward Mobility in America

BOSTON, MA – Opportunity Nation released today the 2013 Opportunity Index, the nation’s most comprehensive measure of economic, educational and civic factors that influence the upward mobility of Americans.  While the data shows modest growth – 2.6 percent – in Opportunity Scores nationwide between 2011-2013, the zip code where a person is born still largely determines his or her chances of success.

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10.21.2013 news

Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

The inequality of economic mobility has been getting a lot of attention since the release this summer of new research from scholars at Harvard and UC Berkeley quantifying how much harder it is for children in some parts of the United States to grow up and out of poverty than in other places. A child stands a better chance of moving up the income ladder in San Francisco than in Atlanta, for example, or in Salt Lake City compared to Cleveland.

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10.15.2013 blog

Welcome Open Air Boston and Tech Goes Home to Opportunity Nation’s Coalition

Opportunity Nation is thrilled to have OpenAirBoston and its Tech Goes Home program join as our newest coalition members. Through the Tech Goes Home program, the organization seeks to provide opportunities for all city residents to connect to schools, community programs, government agencies and join the online community.

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10.08.2013 blog

Index Indicator Blog Series: Food Deserts Leave Residents Stranded

Low-income zip codes have 25 percent fewer chain supermarkets and 1.3 times as many convenience stores compared to middle-income zip codes. Clearly, when it comes to access to healthy food and opportunity in America, geography matters.

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