Brookings has a great article about new research on economic mobility (preferably upward) and friends. If people tend to be willing to make friends across economic classes it’s a big boost to chances of economic mobility.
One great thing is the links to interactive maps showing what drives social capital. You can see them here.
Richard V. Reeves and Coura Fall Tuesday, August 2, 2022Seven key takeaways from Chetty’s new research on friendship and economic mobility