The Pew Charitable Trusts

Absolute vs. Relative Economic Mobility

The Economic Mobility initiative, born out of research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, aims to demonstrate the value of factors such as savings and education in climbing the economic ladder. In order for Pew to have productive conversations with their audiences, economic mobility’s two different measurements, absolute and relative economic mobility, must be defined. Through this video the concepts are clearly and visually displayed, and both are revealed to be equally important to this overall idea.