The secret to upward mobility: Friends (Indicator favorite) : The Indicator from Planet Money This week, we're sharing some of our favorite Indicator episodes from 2022! Today, we hear one of our most downloaded from the year. This episode originally came out in August.

Who your friends are may be the key to your economic success story. In a groundbreaking study by Harvard researchers, find out why cross-class friendships may be the key ingredient to the American Dream.

The secret to upward mobility: Friends (Indicator favorite)

The secret to upward mobility: Friends (Indicator favorite)

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This week, we're sharing some of our favorite Indicator episodes from 2022! Today, we hear one of our most downloaded from the year. This episode originally came out in August.

In a pair of groundbreaking studies, Harvard economist Raj Chetty and a team of researchers find that cross-class friendships are a significant key to upward mobility in America. They call it economic connectedness. We call it your rich friends matter.

Today on the show, find out why building connections across class lines can be an effective way to achieve the American Dream for everyone. For a more in-depth explanation, check out our newsletter article. To access the papers we talk about, check out Study 1 and Study 2.

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