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Education alone may not be the great equalizer

April 24, 2018

The American dream is on the decline.

The gap between the rich and the poor has been widening in the United States for years, studies show — and education alone may not be the great equalizer, a new report distributed this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research found. At least, not all by itself. A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau income data conducted by the University of California, Berkeley found little evidence that schooling alone drives economic and social mobility between parents and their children.

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