...and at worst, a 2.5% chance of climbing to the top, and a 51.3% chance of remaining at the bottom
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...had, at best, an 18.4% chance of making it to the top as an adult, and a 9.5% chance of staying at the bottom
A child from Ohio who was born in the early 1980s and grew up in the bottom fifth of the income distribution...
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On average, 5.4% of children from Ohio born in the early 1980s who grew up in the bottom fifth of the income distribution climbed to the top as adults, while 38.1% stayed at the bottom. 8