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Our kids : the American Dream in crisis

Author: Robert D Putnam
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years
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Genre/Form: Economics
Social sciences
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Putnam
ISBN: 9781476769899 1476769893
OCLC Number: 883148125
Description: 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The American dream: Myths and realities --
Families --
Parenting --
Schooling --
Community --
What is to be done?
Responsibility: Robert D. Putnam.
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