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Social mobility

The American Dream in Crisis: What Can We Do About It?

The research is piling up: children of poor Americans are disadvantaged. Their neighborhoods, parents, schools, and lack of community engagement hold them back from entering adulthood with the same opportunities that rich kids have. And by “rich” and “poor,” I don’t...

Is Social Mobility a Farce?

Social mobility seems like a cruel joke to some. Harvard grads beget Harvard grads, slum dwellers remain mired in poverty. The elite remain firmly at the top of the heap. Past becomes future. Yet social science tells us otherwise. Study after study has shown that...