Opportunity Insights clearly states their mission: "Our mission is to develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes."
At Ididio, we are using the data Opportunity Insights prepared for their project Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility.
In this study, authors from Stanford University, Brown University, UC-Berkeley, and the US Treasury consider data for more than 30 million students who attended college between 1999 to 2013. Using information from the US Treasury, they quantify both the wealth of students entering specific colleges and universities, as well as the earnings of students as reported in 2014. The data is reported by student birth year, and wealth/earnings measurements are given in comparison to all other people in the study who were born in the same year.
Their data and methodology help us to suggest which colleges provide the best bottom-to-top quintile mobility by examining the dual questions of access to education for poor families and subsequent financial success for those less-privileged students. Which colleges are helping students fulfill the American dream? You can understand the specific details of this study by reading Opportunity Insight's full report Mobility Report Cards.
We last downloaded data from their newest report on June 26, 2019.