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The Resource Our kids : the American Dream in crisis, Robert D. Putnam

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis, Robert D. Putnam

Label
Our kids : the American Dream in crisis
Title
Our kids
Title remainder
the American Dream in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Putnam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. Robert Putnam--about whom The Economist said, "his scholarship is wide-ranging, his intelligence luminous, his tone modest, his prose unpretentious and frequently funny"--offers a personal but also authoritative look at this new American crisis. Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. By and large the vast majority of those students--"our kids"--went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, drawing on a formidable body of research done especially for this book. Our Kids is a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence. Putnam provides a disturbing account of the American dream that should initiate a deep examination of the future of our country"--
  • "The best-selling author of Bowling Alone offers a groundbreaking examination of the American Dream in crisis: how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.5/130973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S65
LC item number
P88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Our kids : the American Dream in crisis, Robert D. Putnam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781476769899
Lccn
2015001534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn883148125
Label
Our kids : the American Dream in crisis, Robert D. Putnam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781476769899
Lccn
2015001534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn883148125

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