Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Getting Rich by Lisa A. Keister

This 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?

Buy Getting Rich by Lisa A. Keister from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521536677
ISBN-10: 0521536677
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Getting Rich by Lisa A. Keister

Book Reviews - Getting Rich by Lisa A. Keister

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Getting Rich book by Lisa A. Keister and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

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).

Books By Lisa A. Keister

Gedenkschrift to Randy Hodson by Lisa A. Keister
Hardback, February 2016
Religion and Inequality in America by Lisa A. Keister
Hardback, June 2014
Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes by Lisa A. Keister
Hardback, February 2014
Inequality by Lisa A. Keister
Hardback, January 2012