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One Fix for Greater Social Mobility in the U.S.: Early Interventions

Jul 28, 2016 - Marketwired

Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill, both senior fellows in economic studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, dispute the widespread conviction that the opportunity to move up the socioeconomic ladder through hard work is alive and well in America. "American children do not have exceptional opportunities to get ahead," they conclude. Worse, they fear that, "the consequences of gaps in children's initial circumstances might embed themselves in the social fabric over time, leading to even...