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Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success - Bowles, Samuel (Editor), and Gintis, Herbert (Editor), and Osborne Groves, Melissa (Editor)
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Is the United States the land of equal opportunity or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? And if the processes that transmit economic status from parent to child are unfair, could public policy address the problem? Unequal Chances provides new answers to these questions by leading economists, sociologists, biologists, behavioral geneticists, and philosophers. New estimates show that intergenerational ...

Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success 2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691136202

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