America's New Rich and How They Got That Way
By (author) Lisa A. Keister
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Getting Rich by Lisa A. Keister
Book DescriptionThis book is about wealth mobility, how some people get rich while others stay poor. The advantages of owning wealth and the nature of true wealth have long made questions about the wealthy appealing. In recent years, that interest has been amplified by economic changes and rising wealth inequality. Today, although the basic facts about wealth inequality are no longer a mystery, we still know little about who the wealthy are, how they got there, and what prevents other people from becoming rich. We know very little about the process of wealth mobility. This book explores wealth by investigating some of the most basic questions about wealth mobility. How much mobility is there? Has the nature of mobility changed over time? Is entrepreneurship important? How much does inheritance matter? What other factors encourage or prevent wealth mobility, and how do these change over the course of a person's life?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521829700
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lisa A. Keister
Religion and Inequality in America, Paperback (July 2014)
Examines how social inequality is affected by religious beliefs and affiliation, with contributions in the fields of religion and sociology.
Inequality, Hardback (January 2012)
Addresses the knowledge accumulated by social stratification scholars and challenges students to apply this information to their social world.
Faith and Money, Hardback (September 2011)
This book explores the way religious orientations and beliefs affect Americans' incomes, savings and net worth.
Getting Rich, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Lisa A. Keister
Explores wealth in America, examining the sources of wealth and the impediments to wealth mobility.
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Author Biography - Lisa A. Keister
Lisa A. Keister is associate professor of sociology at the Ohio State University and is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Development Career Award. She is the author of Wealth in America (Cambridge, 2000).
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