New in paperback – The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility


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The Son Also Rises:
Surnames and the History of Social Mobility

Gregory Clark

Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

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While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries.

"The Son Also Rises . . . suggests that dramatic social mobility has always been the exception rather than the rule. Clark examines a host of societies over the past seven hundred years and finds that the makeup of a given country’s economic élite has remained surprisingly stable."–James Surowiecki, New Yorker

Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95 | ISBN: 9780691168371
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95 | ISBN: 9780691162546
eBook edition | ISBN: 9781400851096

Series: The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
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