Who gets ahead?: The determinants of economic success in America

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Basic Books, 1979 - Education - 397 pages
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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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Christopher Jencks is John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs at Northwestern University.

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