The Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research is pleased to invite you to its Inaugural Faculty Lecture. All UCSD faculty and guests are welcome to attend.
Lane Kenworthy, Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought to present,
“America’s Quest for Equality of Opportunity”
Tuesday, November, 18, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 PM
(followed by a reception with light refreshments)
Social Sciences Bldg, Room 107
Abstract: Americans are strong believers in equality of opportunity. For most of the country’s history we have moved steadily, if slowly, toward that goal, and we continue to make progress on gender and race. But family background is a different story. Americans growing up in less advantaged homes have far less opportunity than their counterparts from better-off families, and this opportunity gap hasn’t narrowed in the past generation. If anything, it may have widened. Why has this happened? How can we do better?
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