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"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.