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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Six memos on social mobility you ought to have read
August 28, 2015, Richard V. Reeves
For Social Mobility Memo's two-year anniversary, Richard Reeves lists some of the blogs you might have missed but should revisit.
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January 28, 2014, Ron Haskins
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February 9, 2012, Scott Winship
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Richard V. Reeves
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families
Isabel V. Sawhill
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
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