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@UCDavisEcon Perez's Research on intergenerational mobility cited by NYT and featured in the AEA Charts of the Week

UC Davis Economics faculty Santiago Pérez's paper, International Mobility of Immigrants in the United States over Two Centuries (joint work with Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan and Elisa Jácome), was cited in a New York Times opinion piece on racism in America.

David Brooks summarized their findings for the NYT:  

"A study by scholars from Princeton, Stanford and the University of California at Davis found that today’s children of immigrants are no slower to move up to the middle class than the children of immigrants 100 years ago. It almost doesn’t matter whether their parents came from countries from which immigrants are mainly fleeing misery and poverty, or from countries from which immigrants often arrive with marketable skills, children of poor immigrants have higher rates of upward mobility than the children of the native-born."

The same paper was also featured by the American Economic Association Chart of the Week. The AEA Chart of the Week aims to highlight insights from a selection of impactful papers published in their very prestigious journals