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Trends in Intergenerational Class Mobility in Britain in the Late Twentieth Century

John H. Goldthorpe

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Analyses trends in intergenerational class mobility in Britain between the early 1970s and the early 1990s on the basis of data from the General Household Survey. Over this period there was little ... More


The Downwardly Mobile

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Downward mobility is common, but we know little about who falls from the upper-middle class, how, and why they don’t see it coming. This chapter provides an overview of how intergenerational downward ... More


‘There’s a lot of it about’

Geoff Payne

in The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447310662
eISBN:
9781447310686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310662.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Academic mobility analysts, who until very recently have looked at national rates rather than at the personal experience and consequences of being mobile and immobile, have tended to emphasise the ... More


Tracing the origins

Geoff Payne

in The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447310662
eISBN:
9781447310686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310662.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

For three decades after the mid-1970s there were almost no new sociological surveys of mobility. In this vacuum, findings (or rather a distorted version of them) were repeated and cross-referenced in ... More


What’s Next

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the book’s unanswered questions, reveals the myths the book shattered, and explains the implications of the findings for parents, youth, policy makers, and voters.


Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Ruben Rumbaut

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230118
eISBN:
9780520927513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The new immigration to the United States is unprecedented in its diversity of color, class, and cultural origins. Over the past few decades, the racial and ethnic composition and stratification of ... More


Politicians rediscover social mobility

Geoff Payne

in The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447310662
eISBN:
9781447310686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310662.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Although politicians previously nodded in the direction of social mobility, it was under New Labour that it became an increasingly frequent element in manifestos, ministerial speeches and policy ... More


Debating Immigration: Are We Addressing the Right Issues?

Mary C. Waters

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Debates about immigration in the news media and among politicians often focus on “problems” that social scientists can easily dismiss as misguided or lacking in factual basis. These public debates ... More


The dispossessed precariat

Patrícia Alves de Matos

in Disciplined Agency: Neoliberal Precarity, Generational Dispossession and Call Centre Labour in Portugal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526134981
eISBN:
9781526158413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134998.00014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7 concentrates mainly on workers' reports of their sense of dispossession, shame and stigma, based on semi-biographical interviews with forty workers. It focuses on three main aspects: how ... More


Exceptions

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Previous chapters focused on youth whose identities followed from their resources, making identities and resources difficult to separate. This chapter examines individuals whose resources and ... More


Finding Facts: The Great Depression, from the Bottom Up

Mark Pittenger

in Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767405
eISBN:
9780814724293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767405.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how undercover investigation endured defeats and struggles during the Great Depression. The Depression saw undercover writers shift their focus from work to unemployment. Images ... More


Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Jessi Streib

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

One in two white youth born into the upper-middle class will fall from it. Drawing upon 10 years of longitudinal interviews with over 100 American youth, this book shows which upper-middle-class ... More


Stay-at-Home Mothers

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Women who identify as stay-at-home mothers have only one option for class reproduction: through marriage. Most college-educated professional men now marry college-educated women. Women raised with ... More


Family Men

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There are two types of family men: those raised in conservative communities and with resource strengths, and those raised with resource weaknesses who use the identity to make a virtue of necessity. ... More


Rebels

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Men raised in liberal communities with low levels of academic and institutional knowledge see no institution that will reward them. In liberal communities, early marriage is frowned upon, and they ... More


Treading Water in the Great Recession

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

In April 2010 George Carney found himself stacking and banding wooden boards to be made into roof and barn trusses. His new workplace was Roberts and Dybdahl, a lumberyard in Milan, Illinois. ... More


On Pauperism in Present and Past

Jan Breman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199464814
eISBN:
9780199086481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Pauperism and pauperization are widespread phenomena in India both in present and past. While a fierce debate continues on how to draw the line separating the poor from the non-poor, there is hardly ... More


Artists and Athletes

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Youth with more human and cultural capital than economic capital tend to identify as artists and athletes. These identities hold that individuals should follow their passion rather than following the ... More


Explorers

Jessi Streib

in Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190854041
eISBN:
9780190854089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Youth who grow up with conflicting influences from their resources and communities tend to identify as explorers—those who hold multiple identities at once. This causes them to vacillate between ... More


Getting Back to Work in the ’Burg

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Tracy Warner Began to worry after she got a rejection letter from Pizza Hut a few weeks after graduating from Western. She hadn’t heard on some manager-level jobs at the Carl Sandburg Mall, but she ... More


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