Getting Ahead: Economic and Social Mobility in America / Edition 1by Daniel P. McMurrer, Isabel V. Sawhill
Pub. Date: 03/01/1998
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Adapted in part from the "Opportunity in America" series of policy briefs, this volume focuses on social and economic mobility in the United States. Class or family background has a strong effect on individual success, the authors find. They examine the possible reasons for this relationship; how it has changed over the past century; and the role of the economy, the welfare system, and education in opening up opportunities for the less fortunate.
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