Future of Children – Opportunity in America: The Brookings Institution and Princeton University announced the release of the latest volume of The Future of Children, Opportunity in America. The volume focuses on the extent to which children’s chances of success depend on the circumstances into which they are born. The volume concludes that the United States provides less opportunity for people to move up and down the economic ladder than most people believe. According to the twelve leading scholars who contributed to the journal, trends in intergenerational mobility in the United States are not encouraging. Class matters; it takes about five generations for the advantages and disadvantages of family background to die out.
Thanks to Ann Schlesinger for alerting me to this report!