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This edition: Higher Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Featuring Raj Chetty - Moderated by David Leonhardt

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 6, 2017.

First aired: February 10, 2017.

Which U.S. colleges best help children climb the income ladder? How can we increase access to such colleges for children from low-income families? Economist Raj Chetty takes on these questions in a bold new study, pointing to public higher education as a key agent of change: CUNY alone propels almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses combined. Chetty joins the GC’s Presidential Professor Philip Kasinitz (Sociology); Presidential Professor Leslie McCall (Sociology and Political Science), associate director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; and moderator David Leonhardt of The New York Times, with opening remarks by Chancellor James B. Milliken.

Guest List

Raj Chetty Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Dr. Philip Kasinitz Presidential Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center

David Leonhardt Economics Columnist, The New York Times

Leslie McCall Presidential Professor of Political Science and Sociology, and Associate Director, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY Graduate Center

James B. Milliken Chancellor, The City University of New York