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How Inequality Runs in Families : Unfair Advantage and the Limits of Social Mobility (Paperback) (Gideon

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This book considers the relationship between social immobility and the family in the UK, arguing that social mobility is not the answer, but reducing inequality itself is. It discusses the relationship between the family, social mobility, and the concept of equal life chances, considering how the family fits or does not fit into theories of social justice; the nature of intergenerational inequality, how it happens, and the factors involved; the use of the term “equality of opportunity” in political rhetoric and theoretical discussions; and policy areas that might be used to achieve a fairer distribution of life chances: replacing inheritance tax with an accessions tax, investing more in preschool support for families on low incomes, and redistributing childcare. Distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 132
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Shorts Insights
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Gideon Calder
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2016
TCIN: 51534212
UPC: 9781447331537
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-8840
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