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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:03 AM
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42. There is less class mobility in the U.S.
As I understand it, the poor have been getting poorer and the rich have been getting richer significantly over the past couple generations.
Education is a big thing. My friend, who was born in a lower middle class area, said that few people who were not rich went to high school. Her oldest sister entered a convent primarily as the only way to further her education when she was 15. Her father, who had been coming to the U.S. during the summer for agricultural labor, decided that it would be best for his children if they settled permanently in the U.S. All the younger children are high school graduates now and the father is now a U.S. citizen.
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