Authors

Richard Reeves

Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

3-7-2018

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

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.”

Keywords

Social mobility; Economic change; Economic opportunity

File Format

mp4

File Size

558.241Kb

Run Time

01:08:25

Language

English

Comments

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.


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