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Unions Contribute to Children’s Prosperity
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A new study detailed in a New York Times article last week suggests that union density in an area may increase economic mobility, helping children move up the economic ladder. The study, a combined effort from Harvard, Wellesley, and the Center for American Progress, shows that children born to low-income families typically progress to higher incomes in areas where union membership is higher. A 10 percentage point increase in union density correlated with a 3-4.5% increase in the incomes of all children.

The article delves further into what might contribute to this effect, and it is well worth a read. Check out the article here.