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Author: Blumenthal, Emily
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1. Blumenthal, Emily
Martin, Steve
Poethig, Erika C.
Social Genome Model Analysis of the Bridgespan Group's Billion-Dollar Bets to Improve Social Mobility
Research Report, Urban Institute, May 2016.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY97
Publisher: Urban Institute
Keyword(s): Achievement; Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Children, Academic Development; Economic Well-Being; Family Income; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Life Course; Mobility, Social; Modeling, Simulation; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT); School Entry/Readiness

This paper describes the analytic work the authors undertook to support a broader research and engagement effort led by the Bridgespan Group around developing a set of big bets, or strategic investments that philanthropic actors could make to improve social mobility. The paper provides a technical explanation for the projected impact of the bets, which we calculated using the Social Genome Model.

This analysis focused on six key bets, or pathways for improving social mobility, which Bridgespan identified in consultation with experts at the Urban Institute. These six areas of focus were 1) improving early childhood development, (2) establishing viable pathways to careers, (3) reducing unintended pregnancies, (4) decreasing overcriminalization and overincarceration, (5) creating place-based strategies to improve access to opportunity across regions, and (6) building continuous learning and improvement capacity of social service providers. Using the Social Genome Model, the authors were able to size the potential impact of investments in these core areas.

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Blumenthal, Emily, Steve Martin and Erika C. Poethig. "Social Genome Model Analysis of the Bridgespan Group's Billion-Dollar Bets to Improve Social Mobility." Research Report, Urban Institute, May 2016.