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Chasing the American Dream : understanding what shapes our fortunes

Author: Mark R Rank; Thomas A Hirschl; Kirk A Foster
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
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"The United States has been epitomized as a land of opportunity, where hard work and skill can bring personal success and economic well-being. The American Dream has captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, and to many, it represents the heart and soul of the country. But there is another, darker side to the bargain that America strikes with its people -- it is the price we pay for our individual  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Rank; Thomas A Hirschl; Kirk A Foster
ISBN: 9780195377910 0195377915 0199703302 9780199703302
OCLC Number: 881909904
Description: 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The dreams --
Freedom to pursue --
Economic security --
The next horizon --
The pathways --
The landscape of opportunity --
Upward mobility --
Cumulative inequality --
Twists of fate --
The meanings --
The significance of the American Dream --
Reshaping the future.
Responsibility: Mark Robert Rank, Thomas A. Hirschl, Kirk A. Foster.
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In this book the authors show that the risk of economic vulnerability has been increasing substantially over the past four decades, and argue that while not unattainable, the American Dream - as we  Read more...

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inspiring read. Angelia Wilson, Times Higher Education A necessary and captivating account of the status of the American Dream that will be of considerable interest to all those who aim to achieve Read more...

 
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