Changing the trajectory of socioeconomic mobility has traditionally relied on federal and state policy, based on research that tied these policies to positive (and negative) trends in our countries economic conditions over time. Local governments, however, control many levers that can actually have an outsized influence on the long-term outcomes of their residents. The NTX Social Mobility Hub wants to make sure that best research and information on barriers and drives to socioeconomic mobility are accessible and actionable for leaders in our region. Our Research Library provides high-level summaries of findings related to key areas of research, as well as links to where you can find more information about the leading research on socioeconomic mobility.
The Research Library is a living resource, and will be updated periodically with new research and findings that can be helpful to policymakers, educators, and students hoping to tackle issues that increase mobility in our communities. This library is not intended to be the sole source of information, and other resources will be identified to help take you further into specific topics - we don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
The NTX Social Mobility Hub wants to make sure that best research and information on barriers and drives to socioeconomic mobility are accessible and actionable for leaders in our region.
Research library topics
Learn about how we measure socioeconomic mobility and why it’s important to understand the conditions that impact upward mobility.Learn more
Family stability helps ensure that our homes provide an environment to support mobility later in life. Learn the ways that families can help ensure long-term mobility isn’t out of reach.Learn more
Schooling at every level is a key component of upward mobility. Learn how different approaches are shown to increase the odds of advancement.Learn more
The communities we grow up play a large role in shaping our trajectories in life, leading to geographically distinct pathways for upward mobility that can lead to further inequities and segregation.Learn more
Health and Trauma
Our mental and physical well-being, and of those around us, can have a major impact on lifetime earnings and life expectancy.Learn more
The decline of the middle class has had profound impacts on the chances for upward mobility across all groups. Learn how income inequality inhibits upward mobility.Learn more
Projects in North Texas
Learn about organizations in North Texas who are working to ensure upward mobility is attainable for everyone.Learn more