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Social Mobility in Europe

Richard Breen (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The study of social mobility is concerned with the relationship between the class position an individual occupies and the class into which he or she was born. This book analyses social mobility in 11 ... More


Change in Intergenerational Class Mobility in France from the 1970s to the 1990s and its Explanation: An Analysis Following the CASMIN Approach

Louis-André Vallet

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:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

There has been a progressive opening up in the mobility regime in France from the start of the seventies. It is apparent in both men’s mobility and women’s mobility, is also revealed by an analysis ... More


Social Class and Intergenerational Mobility

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter is concerned with intergenerational mobility between occupations, a theme that is further developed in the next chapter. The different sections of this chapter are: The assignment of ... More


Unequal Opportunities: Class, Caste and Social Mobility1

DIVYA VAID and ANTHONY HEATH

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses intergenerational class mobility, which is the extent to which sons — and even daughters — follow in their father's footsteps. It asks how ‘open’ India is, and whether it is ... More


Intergenerational Mobility

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter separates education levels into five categories and estimates several 5×5 mobility matrices of parent‐child education for both Taiwan and China. Several mobility indexes are then ... More


The Land of Opportunity?: Trends in Social Mobility and Education in the United States

Florian R. Hertel and Fabian T. Pfeffer

in Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610163
eISBN:
9781503611153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter investigates intergenerational class mobility in the U.S. during the twentieth century. It describes absolute and relative mobility trends and explores the role of educational expansion ... More


Educational Mobility in the Developing World

Florencia Torche

in Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192896858
eISBN:
9780191919138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896858.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the small but growing literature on intergenerational educational mobility in the developing world. Education is a critical determinant of economic wellbeing, and it predicts a ... More


Economic Approach to Intergenerational Mobility: Measures, Methods, and Challenges in Developing Countries

M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi

in Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192896858
eISBN:
9780191919138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896858.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an analytical survey and synthesis of economic literature on intergenerational mobility in developing countries, with a focus on data and methodological challenges. Sample ... More


Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Richard Breen and Walter Müller (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610163
eISBN:
9781503611153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about the role of education in shaping rates and patterns of intergenerational social mobility among men and women during the twentieth century. It examines intergenerational class ... More


Introduction: Social Mobility and Education in the Twentieth Century

Richard Breen and Walter Müller

in Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610163
eISBN:
9781503611153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sets out the main goal of the volume: to examine the role of education in shaping rates and patterns of intergenerational social mobility among men and women during the twentieth ... More


Intergenerational Social Mobility in Twentieth-Century Spain: Social Fluidity without Educational Equalization?

Carlos J. Gil-Hernández, Fabrizio Bernardi, and Ruud Luijkx

in Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610163
eISBN:
9781503611153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies long-term trends in intergenerational class mobility in Spain across the twentieth century drawing from a large pooled dataset (n = 81,475). From the 1960s, Spain underwent a ... More


Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides two kinds of connections and one possible elaboration concerning Chinese families. On the one hand, it explores the connection between the special features of Chinese families and ... More


Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Measurement and Downward Mobility Pitfalls

Vegard Iversen

in Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192896858
eISBN:
9780191919138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896858.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Limited attention has been paid to how well social mobility measures developed and used to study industrial countries perform in analysis of low-income settings. Following brief, selective reviews of ... More


Social Mobility in the Twentieth Century in Europe and the United States

Richard Breen and Walter Müller

in Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610163
eISBN:
9781503611153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Summarizing the findings of the country chapters, this chapter addresses the question: How did intergenerational social mobility change over cohorts born in the first two-thirds of the twentieth ... More


Social Impacts: Health, Housing, Intergenerational Mobility

Abigail McKnight and Frank Cowell

in Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687435
eISBN:
9780191767135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687435.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The connections between inequality and social outcomes are complex; there may be several causal mechanisms and in some instances the causal link is in the reverse direction: This chapter focuses on ... More


Sweden, the Middle Way?: Trends and Patterns in Social Mobility and Educational Inequality

Richard Breen and Jan O. Jonsson

in Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610163
eISBN:
9781503611153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Sweden was renowned for attempting a “middle way” between capitalism and socialism, with a market economy combined with ambitious policies for equalizing both opportunities and living conditions. Did ... More


Factors Critical for Improving Intergenerational Mobility

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Failure to appreciate theimportant fact that poverty propagated itself in the absence of a parent or a social program that had time to help young childrenhas allowed child poverty to fester, ... More


Income Inequality, Living Standards, and Intergenerational Social Mobility

Erzsébet Bukodi and Marii Paskov

in Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807056
eISBN:
9780191844836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807056.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with mobility across generations, paying particular attention to the now-common notion that greater inequality in the distribution of income is associated with less mobility and ... More


Social Mobility and Horizontal Inequality

Patricia Funjika and Rachel M. Gisselquist

in Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192896858
eISBN:
9780191919138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896858.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Research on social mobility has paid considerable attention to links with inequality. The vast majority of this work, however, has focused on ‘vertical’ inequality between individuals or households, ... More


Upward Mobility in the United States and Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

It is reasonable to surmise that the dramatic improvement in upward mobility for lower-income families between 1986 and 1996 was a temporary phenomenon – a con-sequence of less competition for school ... More


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