America has long been viewed as "the land of opportunity," where, with hard work, most people can succeed regardless of their family background. However, opportunity has not been available to all. Stagnating incomes for the middle class and rising income inequality have raised questions about whether America remains the land of opportunity.
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Employment, Late-Life Work, Retirement, and Well-Being in Europe and the United States
March 2014, Carol Graham and Milena Nikolova
Carol Graham and Milena Nikolova examine the relationships between well-being and job satisfaction on the one hand and employment status and retirement, on the other, using Gallup World Poll data for several European countries and the United States.
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February 10, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Joanna Venator
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