Brookings Mountain West
This lecture examines the state of the American dream in the Mountain West. Which cities and states have the highest rates of upward social mobility, and why? What role do colleges and universities play in promoting opportunity across the region? What is the contribution of immigration to the creation of dynamic, opportunity-rich cities? Blending economics, public policy, and urban studies, this lecture will cast fresh light on the creation of opportunity in the region, and proposes an agenda for “mobility among the mountains.”
Social mobility; Economic change; Economic opportunity
Upward Mobility in the Mountain West.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/128
Richard Reeves is a Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies.
This public lecture was delivered on March 7, 2018, in Greenspun Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Downloadable files associated with this event are:
Melting Pots and Mountains: Upward Mobility in the Mountain West video; mp4 format; 1 hour 8 minutes, 25 seconds; 55.8 MB file size.
"Melting Pots & Mountains: Upward Mobility in the Mountain West" PowerPoint presentation.