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The Son Also Rises

Surnames and the History of Social Mobility (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World, 49)

Gregory Clark

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries....
Publish Date
February 23
First Published in 2004
Goodreads rating
Feb 22, 2021
For the @GlasgowGuardian to call Greg Clark a "eugenicist" is grotesque. He is a brilliant and original economic historian, whose books "A Farewell to Alms" and "The Son Also Rises" I highly recommend:      source