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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: ( ). 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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