The American Dream
Our country’s unique ideal is about economic opportunity—the idea that anyone can rise up in social class,
regardless of their background. However, in recent decades, the American Dream has faded away for many. For others,
it was never a reality. Economic opportunity (or a lack thereof) can affect our lives in many ways. Our work focuses on one major question: how does economic opportunity affect our health? In answering this question, our goal is to identify and develop policies that improve access to the American Dream and bolster population health.