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To Get Your Kids Ahead in Life, Get a College Degree

We like to think of the United States as the type of place where anyone with a strong work ethic and healthy dose of ambition can make it to the top.

A better predictor seems to be whether Mom and Dad have a college degree.


Researchers from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Pew Economic Mobility Project have found that American kids are much more likely to succeed if their parents are more educated.

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Economic Mobility Project

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