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Friday, September 21, 2012

'This Dynamic All But Guarantees a Permanent Underclass'

Laura Tyson:

The United States is caught in a vicious cycle largely of its own making. Rising income inequality is breeding more inequality in educational opportunity, which results in greater inequality in educational attainment. That, in turn, undermines the intergenerational mobility upon which Americans have always prided themselves and perpetuates income inequality from generation to generation.

This dynamic all but guarantees a permanent underclass.

    Posted by on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM in Economics, Income Distribution, Universities | Permalink  Comments (43)


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