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The Resource Unequal chances : family background and economic success, edited by Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves

Unequal chances : family background and economic success, edited by Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves

Label
Unequal chances : family background and economic success
Title
Unequal chances
Title remainder
family background and economic success
Statement of responsibility
edited by Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Is the United States "the land of equal opportunity" or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? And if the processes that transmit economic status from parent to child are unfair, could public policy address the problem? Unequal Chances provides new answers to these questions by leading economists, sociologists, biologists, behavioral geneticists, and philosophers."
  • "New estimates show that intergenerational inequality in the United States is far greater than was previously thought. Moreover, while the inheritance of wealth and the better schooling typically enjoyed by the children of the well-to-do contribute to this process, these two standard explanations fail to explain the extent of intergenerational status transmission. The genetic inheritance of IQ is even less important. Instead, parent-offspring similarities in personality and behavior may play an important role. Race contributes to the process, and the intergenerational mobility patterns of African Americans and European Americans differ substantially."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
339.2/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.I5
LC item number
U515 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bowles, Samuel
  • Gintis, Herbert
  • Osborne Groves, Melissa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Equality
  • Social status
  • Social mobility
Label
Unequal chances : family background and economic success, edited by Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Research from a workshop, "Persistent Inequality in a Competitive World," and from other projects funded by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to the Santa Fe Institute
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55286364
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780691119304
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Unequal chances : family background and economic success, edited by Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves
Publication
Note
Research from a workshop, "Persistent Inequality in a Competitive World," and from other projects funded by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to the Santa Fe Institute
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55286364
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780691119304
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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