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£22.49

Hardback

Published: 17 April 2014

232 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780195377910


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Chasing the American Dream

Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes

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

  • Combines engaging interview stories with a unique longitudinal data set spanning 40 years to tell the story of the American Dream.
  • 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.
  • This book represents the first scholarly analysis to empirically examine the American life course within such a longitudinal context.