The American Dream
Our country’s unique ideal is premised on economic opportunity—the idea that anyone can rise up in social class,
regardless of their background. However, for many, in recent decades, the American Dream has faded away. For others,
it was never a reality. Economic opportunity (or a lack thereof) can affect our lives in many ways. Our work examines how economic opportunity shapes our health. Our goal is to identify policies that can boost opportunity and improve health for all Americans.