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Income Mobility

...and at worst, a 2.5% chance of climbing to the top, and a 51.3% chance of remaining at the bottom

top fifth bottom fifth

second fifth

...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

middle fifth

fourth fifth

A child from Ohio who was born in the early 1980s and grew up in the bottom fifth of the income distribution...

Best place in Ohio to grow up

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

2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report  
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