Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2014

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195377910

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Chasing the American Dream

Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes

Mark Robert Rank, PhD, Thomas A. Hirschl, PhD, and Kirk A. Foster, PhD

  • Examines what is the American Dream, and what is the cost of pursuing it?
  • Weaves together engaging interviews with unique longitudinal data to tell the story of the American Dream
  • Represents the first scholarly analysis of the American life course within such a context
  • Illustrates in a new way the strong impact that class and race have upon being successful or unsuccessful in achieving the American Dream
  • Provides policy suggestions on how to increase access to the American Dream

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