3 thoughts on “SL 664

  1. That Atlantic article raises some questions. Other studies I have seen measure income, and find quite low correlations between adopted children and their adoptive parents. In measuring wealth, surely you have to exclude the directly inherited wealth, don’t you? Obviously that will cause a correlation between children and parents, but it isn’t subtle cultural learning, or personal connections, or any of the hidden injuries of class that cause the correlation under those circumstances.

    1. Why should we exclude inheritance? It has the same effect (of preserving ses across generations), potentially even more strongly than just transmitting one’s genetic predisposition towards frugality.

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