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1.     There is little doubt that social mobility is not as easy in this country now as in the days of the

industrial might, at which time well-paying jobs could be found in the nation's factories and industrial firms. However, this article from the Brookings Institute paints a less sanguine situation today: (http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2013/06/13-facts-higher-education ). Answer the following questions related to this article.

a.      Based on the article, what is the key to gaining upward social mobility in today's economy? Explain.

b.     Explain the "head-start" that children raised in middle-class and upper-class families have relative to children raised in lower-class families?

c.      According to the article or other similar research, what is the key to successfully launching lower-class children into the middle-class in America?

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