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Kimball's failed replication of Reinhart-Rogoff finding cited in argument for tempered public response to social science research results

Edin and Shaefer's book on destitute families in America reviewed in NYT

Johnston says rate of daily marijuana use among college students now greater than rate of daily cigarette smoking

Highlights

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Fabian T. Pfeffer

Pfeffer says social mobility in US tied to parental wealth

a PSC In The News reference, 2012

"Exceptional Upward Mobility in the US Is a Myth, International Studies Show" - Science Daily. 09/05/2012.

In his recent study, Fabian Pfeffer finds that parental wealth is a dominant factor in sustaining or raising one's social status in the US. He says that the idea of exceptional social mobility in America is largely a myth. "Especially in the United States, people underestimate the extent to which your destiny is linked to your background," Pfeffer says. Read a report of his findings.

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Fabian T. Pfeffer

More Media Coverage:

Business News Daily. The Sad Truth About the American Dream. 9/6/2012.

ISR Sampler. Exceptional upward mobility in the U.S. is a myth, international studies show. 9/5/2012.

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