8.8 percent

The chance that an Oklahoma City child born in the bottom fifth of incomes would rise to the top fifth.

Source: Harvard and UC-Berkeley researchers via The New York Times


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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