The second is Ace's summary of what makes for (upward) economic mobility. He lists four things:
1. Coming from an intact, two-parent family
2. Good schools
3. Civic engagement with churches and other social organizations
Um... this study is obviously racist because it just recapitulates every racist Republican presidential platform since 1984.
There's also a fourth:
4. Living in neighborhoods containing a mix of higher-income people
I think that fourth one is about keeping the idea of aspiration and betterment alive in kids' minds-- you sort of need to see that people who play by the rules prosper by the rules.
This completely damns Blue State Welfarism. As if Detroit, where 47% of the population is functionally illiterate, didn't establish that case already. You will therefore not hear of this again.
He ties some of these things to Detroit, which basically has a dearth of all four.