Intergenerational Mobility

When different generations of a family are in different social classes, like if someone’s parents are not well off, but their child becomes a high paid doctor.

An example of this in my life comes from my dad. His parents have very little money and didn’t have the opportunity to go to high school in order to get an education and get stable jobs. However, my dad was able to work his way up in his career and earn more money than they were ever able to.


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