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Relative upward mobility, which looks at outlet burberry wallets 2012 elegant style brown the share of residents in the bottom half of the national earnings distribution who move up at least 10 percentiles. --Relative downward mobility, which measures the percent of residents in the top half of the national earnings distribution who move down at least 10 percentiles. The study focused on Americans born between 1943 and 1958 and measured their earnings when they were age 35 to 39 and again when they were age 45 to 49. Nationwide, average earnings grew 17% over the period, while 34% of people experienced relative upward mobility and 28% lost ground. Maryland, New Jersey and New York performed better than the national designerburberrystore average on all three measures, while Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Utah had two measures that beat the national average. On the flip side, Louisiana, Oklahoma and South Carolina had worse mobility on all three measures. Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas had more limited mobility on two of the measures. "Americans still believe in the American dream and that equal opportunity should burberry men shirts exist for all," said Diana Elliott, the project's research manager. "The differences show there isn't equal opportunity for mobility in every state."