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.
Essay | The Brookings Essay
Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream
August 20, 2014, Richard V. Reeves
In the latest Brookings Essay, Richard Reeves presents an in-depth examination on social mobility and equality in America, and what we can do to save the American Dream.
U.S. Economic Performance
Opportunity and Well-being
Children and Families
August 20, 2014, Fred Dews
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May 29, 2014, Richard V. Reeves
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Isabel V. Sawhill
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Richard V. Reeves
Fellow, Economic Studies
Policy Director, Center on Children and Families
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