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Social Mobility Begins Before Birth 

January 30, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

Mark Edwards, writing for the Brookings Institution's Social Mobility Memos blog, connects unplanned pregnancies with opportunity:

The typical starting point for action to promote social mobility is helping children achieve their potential through early interventions such as home visiting programs and preschool. Imagine if we began instead by asking: what can we do to ensure that every child is a planned, wanted, and welcomed child?