October 2021

Spotlight on: Occupations & Mobility

Access to quality education opportunities and career opportunities can put New Yorkers on the path towards economic mobility

Contributors: Matthew Maury, Airenakhue Omoragbon, Sophie Collyer, Sarah Oltmans, Chloe Sarnoff, Christopher Wimer

Issues Areas: Education, Financial Security

Poverty Tracker data shows that far too many New Yorkers struggle to make ends meet and that the goals of the city’s economic recovery must move past a return to the status quo. Instead, the city must focus on expanding access to education and higher quality jobs for New Yorkers of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, in addition to shoring up our country’s safety net so that families are better prepared for current and future crises.