Pfeffer says social mobility in US tied to parental wealth
"Exceptional Upward Mobility in the US Is a Myth, International Studies Show" - Science Daily. 9/5/2012.
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.**](http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/7676)
Additional Media Coverage:
"Exceptional upward mobility in the U.S. is a myth, international studies show" - ISR Sampler. 9/5/2012.
"The Sad Truth About the American Dream" - Business News Daily. 9/6/2012.