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Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. The goal of this learning guide is to compare people's attitudes about the American Dream with their experiences of upward mobility at the turn of the 21st century. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: whether attitudes about the American Dream vary by age, sex, race, or class, what are the social and cultural consequences of a widespread belief in upward mobility, how do economic conditions affect one's attitude about the American Dream, and has the definition of the American Dream changed over time. Crosstabulations are used for the analyses.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at American Dream at the Turn of the 21st Century.
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00354.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Collection Notes:
Other Data-Driven Learning Guides covering such topics as aging, race, social class, politics, and health are available on ICPSR's Online Learning Center
Original ICPSR Release: 2011-01-14