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The Son Also Rises

Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

The Son Also Rises( )
Author: Clark, Gregory
Contribution by: Vidal, Daniel Diaz
Cummins, Neil
Hao, Yu
ISBN:978-1-4008-5109-6
Publication Date:Feb 2014
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
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How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique--tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods--renowned...
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