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Analyzing Inequality

Analyzing Inequality Author Stefan Svallfors
ISBN-10 0804757577
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 184
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An examination of the state of the art in stratification research, looking at data, methods, theory, and new empirical findings in social inequality, life course, and cross-national comparative sociology.



The Moral Economy of Class

The Moral Economy of Class Author Stefan Svallfors
ISBN-10 0804752850
Release 2006
Pages 226
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A comparative study of political attitudes across social classes, examining what accounts for such differences in opinion and determining whether these differences change over time



Class and Stratification Analysis

Class and Stratification Analysis Author Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund
ISBN-10 9781781905388
Release 2013-02-06
Pages 350
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Emphasizes unsolved issues and developments within class and stratification analysis, discussing both theoretical and methodological innovations and revisions. In this book, comparative analysis has also revealed cross-national differentiation in stratification processes, partly related to welfare state arrangements and national policies.



Home Ownership and Social Inequality In a Comparative Perspective

Home Ownership and Social Inequality In a Comparative Perspective Author Karin Kurz
ISBN-10 9780804767248
Release 2004-07-09
Pages 408
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This cross-national comparative study analyzes the relationship between social inequality and the attainment of home ownership over the life course in 12 countries.



The Political Sociology of the Welfare State

The Political Sociology of the Welfare State Author Stefan Svallfors
ISBN-10 0804754357
Release 2007
Pages 291
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A comparative analysis of the political attitudes, values, and aspirations of citizens in European and North American societies.



Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective

Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective Author Komp, Kathrin
ISBN-10 9781447334385
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 304
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Populations around the globe are ageing rapidly. This demographic shift affects families, market structures and social provisions. This timely volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand the causes and effects of population ageing. The lifecourse perspective suggests that individuals’ experiences at an early age can influence their decisions and behaviour at a later age. This much-needed volume combines insights from different disciplines and real-life experiences to describe the theories and practices behind this idea. It therefore caters to the needs of scholars, practitioners and policy makers in a range of areas including sociology and political science.



Home Ownership and Social Inequality In a Comparative Perspective

Home Ownership and Social Inequality In a Comparative Perspective Author Karin Kurz
ISBN-10 9780804767248
Release 2004-07-09
Pages 408
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This cross-national comparative study analyzes the relationship between social inequality and the attainment of home ownership over the life course in 12 countries.



Towards a Normal Stratification Order

Towards a Normal Stratification Order Author Ellu Saar
ISBN-10 3631603541
Release 2011
Pages 560
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From a historical perspective, the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) until the Wall Street crash of 2008 was brief, but the social changes were far-reaching and resulted in the profound alteration of institutional frameworks of post-socialist societies in Central and East European countries, e.g. Estonia. This book examines the transformation of Estonian society, concentrating on changes in the stratification order. The (re)distribution of the risks and opportunities between different groups in Estonian society, the 'most neoliberal' in the European Union, and the perceptions about fairness of the most radical changes in post-socialist world are the main issues of this volume.



Persistence Privilege and Parenting

Persistence  Privilege  and Parenting Author Timothy Smeeding
ISBN-10 9781610447546
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 392
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Americans like to believe that theirs is the land of opportunity, but the hard facts are that children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich. Other countries have shown more success at lessening the effects of inequality on mobility—possibly by making public investments in education, health, and family well-being that offset the private advantages of the wealthy. What can the United States learn from these other countries about how to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds an equal chance in life? Making comparisons across ten countries, Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting brings together a team of eminent international scholars to examine why advantage and disadvantage persist across generations. The book sheds light on how the social and economic mobility of children differs within and across countries and the impact private family resources, public policies, and social institutions may have on mobility. In what ways do parents pass advantage or disadvantage on to their children? Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting is an expansive exploration of the relationship between parental socioeconomic status and background and the outcomes of their grown children. The authors also address the impact of education and parental financial assistance on mobility. Contributors Miles Corak, Lori Curtis, and Shelley Phipps look at how family economic background influences the outcomes of adult children in the United States and Canada. They find that, despite many cultural similarities between the two countries, Canada has three times the rate of intergenerational mobility as the United States—possibly because Canada makes more public investments in its labor market, health care, and family programs. Jo Blanden and her colleagues explore a number of factors affecting how advantage is transmitted between parents and children in the United States and the United Kingdom, including education, occupation, marriage, and health. They find that despite the two nations having similar rates of intergenerational mobility and social inequality, lack of educational opportunity plays a greater role in limiting U.S. mobility, while the United Kingdom’s deeply rooted social class structure makes it difficult for the disadvantaged to transcend their circumstances. Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook examine cognitive and behavioral school readiness across income groups and find that pre-school age children in both the United States and Britain show substantial income-related gaps in school readiness—driven in part by poorly developed parenting skills among overburdened, low-income families. The authors suggest that the most encouraging policies focus on both school and home interventions, including such measures as increases in federal funding for Head Start programs in the United States, raising pre-school staff qualifications in Britain, and parenting programs in both countries. A significant step forward in the study of intergenerational mobility, Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting demonstrates that the transmission of advantage or disadvantage from one generation to the next varies widely from country to country. This striking finding is a particular cause for concern in the United States, where the persistence of disadvantage remains stubbornly high. But, it provides a reason to hope that by better understanding mobility across the generations abroad, we can find ways to do better at home.



From Parents to Children

From Parents to Children Author John Ermisch
ISBN-10 9781610447805
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 524
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Does economic inequality in one generation lead to inequality of opportunity in the next? In From Parents to Children, an esteemed international group of scholars investigates this question using data from ten countries with differing levels of inequality. The book compares whether and how parents' resources transmit advantage to their children at different stages of development and sheds light on the structural differences among countries that may influence intergenerational mobility. How and why is economic mobility higher in some countries than in others? The contributors find that inequality in mobility-relevant skills emerges early in childhood in all of the countries studied. Bruce Bradbury and his coauthors focus on learning readiness among young children and show that as early as age five, large disparities in cognitive and other mobility-relevant skills develop between low- and high-income kids, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. Such disparities may be mitigated by investments in early childhood education, as Christelle Dumas and Arnaud Lefranc demonstrate. They find that universal pre-school education in France lessens the negative effect of low parental SES and gives low-income children a greater shot at social mobility. Katherine Magnuson, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook find that income-based gaps in cognitive achievement in the United States and the United Kingdom widen as children reach adolescence. Robert Haveman and his coauthors show that the effect of parental income on test scores increases as children age; and in both the United States and Canada, having parents with a higher income betters the chances that a child will enroll in college. As economic inequality in the United States continues to rise, the national policy conversation will not only need to address the devastating effects of rising inequality in this generation but also the potential consequences of the decline in mobility from one generation to the next. Drawing on unparalleled international datasets, From Parents to Children provides an important first step.



Social Mobility in the 20th Century

Social Mobility in the 20th Century Author Florian R. Hertel
ISBN-10 9783658147853
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 391
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Based on a novel class scheme and a unique compilation of German and American data, this book reveals that intergenerational class mobility increased over most of the past century. While country differences in intergenerational mobility are surprisingly small, gender, regional, racial and ethnic differences were initially large but declined over time. At the end of the 20th century, however, mobility prospects turned to the worse in both countries. In light of these findings, the book develops a narrative account of historical socio-political developments that are likely to have driven the basic resemblances across countries but also account for the initial decline and the more recent increase in intergenerational inequality.



Social Mobility in Europe

Social Mobility in Europe Author Richard Breen
ISBN-10 9780199258451
Release 2004-11-25
Pages 445
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This study of trends in intergenerational social mobility calls into question long-standing views and beliefs such as that there is a basic similarity in social fluidity in all industrial societies. It uses data from 11 European countries over 30 years.



After the Fall of the Wall

After the Fall of the Wall Author Martin Diewald
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105127408453
Release 2006
Pages 380
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Through careful examination of the lives of East Germans in the decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this book details how a very sudden and very radical system change alters the interweaving of individual agency with institutions and social structures in shaping life-course trajectories.



Social forces

Social forces Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5128061
Release 2006
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Stratification in Higher Education

Stratification in Higher Education Author Yossi Shavit
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064986543
Release 2007
Pages 484
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The mass expansion of higher education is one of the most important social transformations of the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, scholars from 15 countries, representing Western and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Israel, Australia, and the United States, assess the links between this expansion and inequality in the national context. Contrary to most expectations, the authors show that as access to higher education expands, all social classes benefit. Neither greater diversification nor privatization in higher education results in greater inequality. In some cases, especially where the most advantaged already have significant access to higher education, opportunities increase most for persons from disadvantaged origins. Also, during the late twentieth century, opportunities for women increased faster than those for men. Offering a new spin on conventional wisdom, this book shows how all social classes benefit from the expansion of higher education.



Journal of Applied Social Science Studies

Journal of Applied Social Science Studies Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133485917
Release 2007
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Class Structure and Income Determination

Class Structure and Income Determination Author Erik Olin Wright
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105038809575
Release 1979
Pages 271
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