Social Mobility in a High-Inequality Regime

  title={Social Mobility in a High-Inequality Regime},
  author={Pablo A. Mitnik and Erin Cumberworth and D. Grusky},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={140 - 184}
  • Pablo A. Mitnik, Erin Cumberworth, D. Grusky
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • Are opportunities to get ahead growing more unequal? Using data from the General Social Survey (GSS), it is possible to provide evidence on this question, evidence that is suggestive but must be carefully interpreted because the samples are relatively small. The GSS data reveal an increase in class reproduction among young and middle-age adults that is driven by the growing advantage of the professional-managerial class relative to all other classes. This trend is largely consistent with our… CONTINUE READING

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