Publication Date: July 2008
Publisher: National Urban League. Policy Institute
Author(s): Valerie Rawlston Wilson; Renee Hanson; Mark McArdle
Research Area: Economic Inequality
Keywords: Health disparities; Children's education; Upward economic mobility
Coverage: United States
The Opportunity Compact is a comprehensive set of principles and policy recommendations set forth by the National Urban League (NUL) designed to empower all Americans to be full participants in the economic and social mainstream of this nation. In pursuit of this end, NUL 1) identifies principles that reflect the values inherent in the American dream; 2) examines the conditions that have separated a significant portion of the American population - particularly the poor and disadvantaged residents of urban communities - from accessing that dream; 3) proposes, for honest evaluation and discussion, several policy recommendations intended to bridge the gap between conceptualization and realization of the American dream.