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EGALITARIANISM VERSUS ECONOMIC DYNAMICS? AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE FRIEDMAN CONJECTURE

Markus Gangl

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents a cross-national comparison of income inequality and economic mobility in the United States and eleven (Western) European Union (EU) member states. Using panel data on income ... More


ARE THE INEQUALITY AND MOBILITY TRENDS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION'S FUTURE?

Richard V. Burkhauser and Kenneth A. Couch

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter shows how economic growth over the last two business cycles has been distributed in the United States, and compares those changes with changes in two EU countries with quite different ... More


Economic Communities

Emily Mackil

in Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520272507
eISBN:
9780520953932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272507.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter advances the argument that there was an important fiscal element to federation in ancient Greece. The production of cooperative coinage in Boiotia prior to the emergence of the formal ... More


The Immigrant Niche: Pervasive, Persistent, Diverse

Roger Waldinger and Claudia Der-Martirosian

in Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230927
eISBN:
9780520927711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230927.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter serves as a continuation of the analysis of the ethnic niche, but instead focuses on the immigrants. It shows that ethnic niches stand out as a characteristic of nearly every immigrant ... More


The Low-Income Trap: Barriers to Economic Mobility

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The eighth chapter looks at the challenges that the inner city and working poor have in terms of economic mobility based on a lack of economic or financial resources. This is especially true for the ... More


The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Samuel K. Byrd

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the Latino music scene as a lens through which to understand changing ideas about latinidad in the New South. Focusing on Latino immigrant musicians and their fans in Charlotte, ... More


Latinos and Blacks in the Recent American South

Raymond A. Mohl

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034034
eISBN:
9780813038261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines international migration in the South. It focuses on the ways that the traditional low-wage labor force of African Americans deals with the influx of a new low-wage labor force — ... More


Motherhood, Consumption, and the Purchase of Respectability

Megan Rivers-Moore

in Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226373386
eISBN:
9780226373553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373553.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Although sex work remains highly stigmatized, it allows sex workers to attain some level of economic, if not social, mobility. This chapter challenges the idea that sex work is always about mere ... More


(Dis)Connected Pathways: Expectations, Goals, and Opportunities

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery

in Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036023
eISBN:
9780262339339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036023.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter expands upon the connected learning model to analyse how digital media fit within the learning ecologies for marginalized youth. It argues that after-school clubs and creative media ... More


Fostering Diversity: Lessons from Integration in Public Housing

Silvia Domínguez

in Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784044
eISBN:
9780814724705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784044.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter concerns two sets of Latina/o residents in public housing in Boston in 2000: residents of Maverick Gardens in East Boston, near a busy Latina/o enclave, and residents of Mary Ellen ... More


Setting up Shop: Jews Becoming Americans in the Nineteenth-Century Alcohol Trade

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses American Jews' growing presence in the alcohol industry during the nineteenth century. For American Jews, the alcohol business represented both a connection with their past and ... More


“Thursday Is Bakalao’s Day!”: Bands at Work and Play

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how musicians see their work: as freelance work, a full-time profession, a leisurely hobby, or a craft. Defining and analyzing the concept of “working musician,” it positions ... More


Getting to know Brokers

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter looks at how, in the romance of AIDS altruism, brokers must bridge the distance between the imaginations and aspirations of the altruists and those of the people they aim to help. For ... More


Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London

Maritsa Poros

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772228
eISBN:
9780804775830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772228.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Although globalization seems like a recent phenomenon linked to migration, some groups have used social networks to migrate great distances for centuries. To gain new insights into migration today, ... More


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