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If Your Daddy Went to College and Made Lots of Money, You Probably Did/Do Too If Your Daddy Went to College and Made Lots of Money, You Probably Did/Do Too
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If Your Daddy Went to College and Made Lots of Money, You Probably Did/Do Too

by Amanda M. Fairbanks

February 19, 2010
Biology is still very much destiny, insofar as sons are concerned.

The Economist has a nifty infographic that looks at how well-educated and well-off fathers tend to pass such advantages on down to their male heirs.

In Ireland, for instance, sons of fathers with a university degree are nearly 70 percent more likely to pursue the same. While in Britain, sons are about only 40 percent more likely to go to college if their dad did, but the earnings they are able to command skyrocket-especially when you compare them to men whose fathers never graduated from high school.

Would social mobility look the same here?

Graphic via The Economist.

Photo via AMC's "Mad Men."





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If Your Daddy Went to College and Made Lots of Money, You Probably Did/Do Too