The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich To Excel In Elite Jobs • Discoverology

The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich To Excel In Elite Jobs

Sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have uncovered a striking, consistent pattern in data about England’s workforce: Not only are people born into working-class families far less likely than those born wealthy to get an elite job—but they also, on average, earn 16 percent less in the same fields of work.

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