CLIMB Mobility Analysis

UC’s collaboration with the Equality of Opportunity Project and the CLIMB Initiative reveals new insights into UC’s role in enabling low-income students to achieve intergenerational economic mobility. Through matching UC students to their IRS tax records, and linking them to their parents’ tax records when they first enrolled at UC, researchers have been able to determine how many UC students achieve economic mobility - beginning at the bottom 20 percent of the national income distribution as teenagers and making it to the top 20 percent as adults after attending UC.

A downloadable one-page PDF summary is available.