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What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

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President Obama in his State of the Union talked a lot about income inequality. But what happens when that income inequality occurs within one’s own family: one sibling is significantly richer or poorer? How does that affect family dynamics?

Sociologist and NYU professor Dalton Conley has written the book on the topic: “ The Pecking Order: A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become.” He speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

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