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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.

Researcher:

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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