Who gets ahead?: The determinants of economic success in America
Drawing on the results of eleven surveys, Jencks establishes a direct relationship between economic success and an individual's family background, academic ability, personality, and schooling
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The Effects of Family Background
Status and Ln Earnings Attributable to Backgrounds
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