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Blog Post | Character and Opportunity

Vague Hopes and Active Aspirations, Part 1

April 15, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard

Richard Reeves and Kimberly Howard say that while teenagers from different socioeconomic backgrounds share similar "vague hopes" to pursue secondary education and get a decent job, there exist differences in motivations and active aspirations that may be limiting the mobility of those from poorer backgrounds.

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