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Vanadium 50
Nov1-11, 05:35 PM
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Quote Quote by John Creighto View Post
Now as for trying to be scientific about it, what statistics do you think best measure social mobility.
I don't know the right answer; just that an uncorrected income or wealth percentile is not it.

Quote Quote by LaurieAG View Post
The attached international statistics are from a NYT article.
Interestingly, they use dollars spent as a proxy for educational quality. Since we have statistics for educational outcomes, wouldn't that have made more sense? (Not that the US does particularly well there either, but at least that directly measures what they want to know)