Metrics and Evidence
Visit the sections below to learn more about the Urban Institute’s framework for boosting upward mobility, our research approach for identifying the metrics, and the evidence behind them.

Mobility Metrics Framework
Our framework provides a set of indicators representing key predictors of upward mobility. Local leaders can use these metrics to guide their efforts to increase mobility from poverty.
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Using our Metrics
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