The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

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How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique--tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods--renowned economic historian Gregory Clark reveals that ...

The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility 2015, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691168371

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The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691162546

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