This setting lets you change the way you view articles. You can choose to have articles open in a dialog window, a new tab, or directly in the same window.
Open in Dialog
Open in New Tab
Open in same window

Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 16 No. 3 (Summer 2002)

Expand

Quick Tools:

Print Article Summary
Export Citation
Sign up for Email Alerts Follow us on Twitter

Explore:

JEP - All Issues


The Inheritance of Inequality

Article Citation

Bowles, Samuel, and Herbert Gintis. 2002. "The Inheritance of Inequality." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 16(3): 3-30.

DOI: 10.1257/089533002760278686

Abstract

How level is the intergenerational playing field? What are the causal mechanisms that underlie the intergenerational transmission of economic status? Are these mechanisms amenable to public policies in a way that would make the attainment of economic success more fair? These are the questions we will try to answer.

Article Full-Text Access

Full-text Article (Complimentary)

Authors

Bowles, Samuel
Gintis, Herbert

Comments

View Comments on This Article (0) | Login to post a comment


Journal of Economic Perspectives


Quick Tools:

Sign up for Email Alerts

Follow us on Twitter

Subscription Information
(Institutional Administrator Access)

Explore:

JEP - All Issues

Virtual Field Journals


AEA Member Login:


AEAweb | AEA Journals | Contact Us