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- DescriptionIs the United States the land of equal opportunity or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? This title provides answers to these questions by leading economists, sociologists, biologists, behavioral geneticists, and philosophers.
- Author BiographySamuel Bowles is Research Professor and director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute, and professor of Economics at the University of Siena. He is the author of Microeconomics (Princeton); the coauthor, with Herbert Gintis, of Democracy and Capitalism ; and the coeditor, with Kenneth Arrow and Steven Durlauf, of Meritocracy and Inequality (Princeton). Herbert Gintis is an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute and professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of Game Theory Evolving (Princeton). Melissa Osborne Groves is associate professor of economics at Towson University.
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication03/01/2008
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note18 line illus. 64 tables.
- Weight28 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byHerbert Gintis,Melissa Osborne-Groves,Samuel Bowles
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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