Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion: Parachutes & Ladders: education and social mobility in the U.S.

KU Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion, the Institute for Policy and Social Research, University of Kansas Provost Office, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation present:

Parachutes and Ladders: Education and Social Mobility in the U. S. 

March 29, 2016 from 10 am to 11:30 am

Kansas Union, Big 12 Room

University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus


Emily Rauscher, University of Kansas - "The Ladder is Broken: The Promise and Stark Realities of the American Dream"

Erin Currier, PEW Financial Security and Mobility - "Mobility in History: Better Off Than Our Parents, But Only Absolutely"

Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan - "Education and Mobility: Evidence and Limits"

Willie Elliot, University of Kansas - "Time to Build New Ladders, with Closer Rungs? Policies to Facilitate Mobility"

National experts on education and mobility will join us for this conversation and we are thrilled that Erin Currier of the Pew Charitable Trusts and Fabian Pfeffer of the University of Michigan will present alongside AEDI’s own experts.

The program will be live streamed so that those who cannot be present in Lawrence can still hear the presenters and participate in the roundtable, which will focus in particular on policies that could make education a more equitable and robust path to upward mobility for American children.

We look forward to seeing you in Lawrence or in the livestream conversation!

The link to register is:


March 29, 2016 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Kansas Union, Big 12 Room, University of Kansas
1301 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
United States
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