Intergenerational Social Mobility: The United States in Comparative Perspective

  title={Intergenerational Social Mobility: The United States in Comparative Perspective},
  author={Emily Beller and Michael Hout},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={19 - 36}
Emily Beller and Michael Hout examine trends in U.S. social mobility, especially as it relates to the degree to which a person's income or occupation depends on his or her parents' background and to the independent contribution of economic growth. They also compare U.S. social mobility with that in other countries. They conclude that slower economic growth since 1975 and the concentration of that growth among the wealthy have slowed the pace of U.S. social mobility. In measuring mobility… 

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