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Your Chances at Success in Michigan Depend On Where You're Born

Not all childhoods in Michigan are created equal. A child who grows up in Genesee County will be $5,100 behind the national average income by age 20. Just to the south, in Oakland County, 20-year-olds will be making nearly $5,000 more on average.

It’s a stark contrast, but elsewhere the difference is even more severe, according to data compiled by The New York Times from research conducted by Raj Chetty, an economics professor from Stanford University, and his team at the Equality of Opportunity Project.

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