Michael Hout

University of California, Berkeley

Michael Hout, professor of sociology and director of the Survey Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley, conducted research on the dynamics of low-wage labor markets, writing two RSF working papers and completing a paper, "Speedbumps on the Road to Meritocracy," which argues that upward social mobility has been decreasing and downward social mobility increasing since the 1970s.

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