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Social, Cultural, and Economic Capital and Job Attainment: The Position Generator as a Measure of Cultural and Economic Resources

Henk Flap and Beate Völker

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter uses two innovations of position generators and tries to determine the degree of inclusion of economic and cultural resources of the significant actors. It tries to establish whether ... More


Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Humankind has always lived in a knowledge society. Yet, although we have been discussing the problem of valid knowledge since Plato and probably before, it was only in the second half of the 20th ... More


Keeping Up with the Joneses, Müllers, De Jongs and Svenssons: The Economic Situation of Minority and Majority Youth

Carina Mood

in Growing up in Diverse Societies: The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266373
eISBN:
9780191879562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266373.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter studies how economic conditions differ between youth of immigrant background and majority youth in England, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden, with economic resources defined both in terms ... More


Population, Power, and Technology

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

The components of armed force are technology, manpower, and economic resources of various kinds. Committing manpower and economic resources to war requires diverting them from the productive economy. ... More


Peasants, Lords, and their Resources

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The social, legal, and economic arrangements that most directly affected the daily lives of the great majority of the population in medieval Germany were those set up and enforced between the ... More


The German Crown and its Assets

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The greatest single landowner in medieval Germany until the 14th century was undoubtedly the crown. It disposed of hundreds of manors with all the advantages and difficulties experienced by ... More


The Return of Industrial Policy: (What) Can Africa Learn from Latin America?

Annalisa Primi

in Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175180
eISBN:
9780231540773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175180.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter seeks to answer the question of what lessons Africa can learn from the experiences in Latin America given the changing global landscapes that both regions face in pursuing economic ... More


The Intrinsic Value of Economic Equality

ANDREI MARMOR

in Rights, Culture and the Law: Themes from the Legal and Political Philosophy of Joseph Raz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248254
eISBN:
9780191714849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248254.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Some philosophers, prominently Joseph Raz and Harry Frankfurt, argue that we should not care about economic equality, that is, at least not if we think of economic equality as intrinsically valuable. ... More


How Economic Shocks Change Income Distribution

Rebecca M. Blank

in Changing Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266926
eISBN:
9780520938960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266926.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter evaluates the evidence from past history, largely but not entirely within the United States, to indicate how major economic shocks appear to affect income distribution over time. It ... 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


Resources, Options, and Preferences in War

Jennifer M. Hazen

in What Rebels Want: Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451669
eISBN:
9780801467578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451669.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the resources and options available to those fighting in civil wars. Rebel groups need three main types of resources: military, economic, and political. Military resources ... More


Work, Earnings Potential, and Career Aspiration*

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

in Marriage and Cohabitation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226798660
eISBN:
9780226798684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines the influence of work in the labor force on marriage and cohabitation. Like education, work can have both negative and positive effects on union formation. On the one hand, ... More


Social Activities of the Black Elite “It was a breath of life to me”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Ida B. Wells's teaching career in Memphis and her participation in the social activities of the black aristocrats of the city. Becoming a teacher in the public schools of ... More


Living standards in the UK

Demi Patsios, Marco Pomati, and Paddy Hillyard

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334224
eISBN:
9781447334309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334224.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an overview of a conceptual framework and analytical tool for measuring UK living standards (UK-LS). It aims to supplement and complement B-SEM and PSE poverty and social ... More


Children’s access to economic and material resources

Tess Ridge

in Childhood poverty and social exclusion: From a child's perspective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343628
eISBN:
9781447301745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343628.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the financial and material aspects of children's lives. It focuses on children's accounts of their opportunities to access material and economic resources, and looks at some of ... More


War and Health: A Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

in War and the Health of Nations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758819
eISBN:
9780804773706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which presents the conceptual and theoretical framework for studying the relationship between war and public health in this volume, provides an overview of the literature on the ... More


Corporatism

Steven Hurst

in Cold War US Foreign Policy: Key Perspectives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620791
eISBN:
9780748652686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the corporatist interpretation of US Cold War foreign policy. It explains the concept of corporatism and contends that as a perspective in diplomatic history it shares with ... More


Types of Latin American Peasantry: A Preliminary Discussion

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter employs the concept of “types,” each built up around a cultural core formed by the functional interdependency of features in a structural relationship. Similar interdependencies are most ... More


Ways to Reduce Inequality (and Their Limits)

Rebecca M. Blank

in Changing Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266926
eISBN:
9780520938960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266926.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the current economic environment and looks at some simple simulations that indicate how particular behavioral, economic, demographic, or policy changes might alter the current ... More


Balancing precarious work, entrepreneurship and a new gendered professionalism in migrant self-employment

Ursula Apitzsch

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The structural crisis in the post-industrial society since the last third of the twentieth century was marked by the continuous eradication of jobs and workplaces without compensation in sight. This ... More


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