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How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later In Life

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JUNE 24:  In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, singer Ariana Grande (R) poses with Cinderella and Prince Charming in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom June 24, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Grande is celebrating her 21st birthday with dozens of family and friends at Walt Disney World.  (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JUNE 24: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, singer Ariana Grande (R) poses with Cinderella and Prince Charming in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom June 24, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Grande is celebrating her 21st birthday with dozens of family and friends at Walt Disney World. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In 50 Shades of Grey, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are exposed to a repeated idea: that love, or at least lust, crosses class lines. In fiction, cross-class relationships either end in marriage and happily-ever-after, or else in dissolution and even death. But what happens in real life?