Opportunity in America: Improving Intergenerational Mobility with Big Data

Children's opportunities to climb the income ladder vary substantially depending upon where they grow up. But the question remains: what can we do about it? Friedman will discuss how we can use big data to take this next step, using both higher education and place-based policies as examples. In particular, he will demonstrate how big data offers new opportunities for scholars to diagnose problems and develop policies specific to each setting - in effect, precision medicine for social science.