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More accurate estimates of social mobility suggest that the American dream is not so easily attainable

Mazumder, Bhashkar (2015) More accurate estimates of social mobility suggest that the American dream is not so easily attainable. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Inequality and the lack of social mobility are of growing concern to the American public and politicians, with many worried that the ‘American dream’ is becoming increasingly unobtainable for themselves or their children. In new research, Bhashkar Mazumder argues that by using a relatively short window of time to estimate people’s socioeconomic status, researchers have overstated the degree of social mobility in society. He writes that more accurate estimates of intergenerational mobility place the U.S. among the least socially mobile countries in the developed world.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 00:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63128

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