Ky. worse than US in movement on earnings ladder

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new study of which states are more
likely to have residents moving up or down the earnings ladder has
been released, and Kentucky is among the nine Southern states that
have economic mobility below the national average.
The Pew Charitable Trusts conducted the research, studying
Americans' mobility prospects during their prime working years and
focusing on people born between 1943 and 1958.
The study show that eight states, mostly in the Mideast and New
England regions, have consistently higher upward and lower downward
mobility compared with the national average. Kentucky is in the
group that has consistently lower upward and higher downward
The study measured residents' average earnings growth over time
as well as people's rank on the ladder relative to their peers.
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