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The meritocracy myth

This book challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy-that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. Examining talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, the book also evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy. The third edition features a new section on "The Great Recession."
eBook, English, 2014
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, 2014
1 online resource
9781442219830, 1442219831
The american dream : origins and prospects
On being made of the right stuff : the case for merit
The silver spoon : inheritance and the staggered start
It's not what you know but
: social and cultural capital
Making the grade : education and mobility
Being in the right place at the right time : the luck factor
I did it my way : the decline of self-employment and the ascent of corporations
An unlevel playing field : racism, sexism, and other isms
Growing inequality in the twenty-first century
About the authors
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