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Social Resources and Their Effect on Occupational Attainment through the Life Course 1

Hester Moerbeek and Henk Flap

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/9780199234387.003.0064
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses in detail the number of ways that social resources can affect a person's life chances. It focuses on a life-course perspective and copies part of the earlier research on ... More


The summation of poverty

Ann Oakley

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter comes from Richard Titmuss's book, Poverty and population, which describes the concentration of poverty, poor diet, and premature death in certain social groups and regions. It analyses ... More


Current Quality of Life in Poor Countries

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Illustrates how the concept of current well‐being can be put to work on the contemporary world. I draw upon evidence from the contemporary world's poorest countries to suggest that, interestingly, ... More


Gender, Age, and Authority: The Case of Anne, William Ewart, and Helen Gladstone

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

Siblings’ life trajectories varied with gender, birth order, personality, and life events. Although masculine status took precedence, elder sisters exercised authority over younger brothers. In ... More


Life Chances: thinking with art to generate new understandings of low-income situations

Debbie Watson, Sue Cohen, Nathan Evans, Marilyn Howard, Moestak Hussein, Sophie Mellor, Angela Piccini, and Simon Poulter

in Imagining Regulation Differently: Co-creating for Engagement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447348016
eISBN:
9781447348061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348016.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores how contemporary social practice art materialises interactions between regulatory regimes and low-income families with children and enables disruptions of regulatory regimes in ... More


Aftershock: the post-crisis social investment welfare state in Europe

Patrick Diamond and Roger Liddle

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The focus of this chapter is the prospects for the social investment state in the wake of the worst financial crisis for more than eighty years. The concept of social investment alludes to ideas and ... More


Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850

Barry Godfrey, Pamela Cox, Heather Shore, and Zoe Alker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198788492
eISBN:
9780191830372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788492.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Young Criminal Lives is the first cradle-to-grave study of the experiences of some of the thousands of delinquent, ‘difficult’, and destitute children passing through the early English juvenile ... More


Does spatial concentration of disadvantage contribute to social exclusion?

Nick Buck and Ian Gordon

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the influence of the spatial concentration of disadvantage on social exclusion in cities in Great Britain. It attempts to answer the question of whether it is possible to ... More


A measurement of human progress

Ann Oakley

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter is taken from Richard Titmuss's book, Birth, poverty and wealth. It anticipates much later work on child mortality in pointing out that the deaths of very young children are often the ... More


Youth and Trailer-Park Life

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the potential neighborhood effects of trailer park residence on child and youth development. Using parents’ aspirations that their children have broader life chances than they ... More


The Missing “M Word”: Promoting Committed Co-Parenting

Jennifer M. Randles

in Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170307
eISBN:
9780231543170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170307.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter shows how the Thriving Families program sought to reconcile the tension between parents’ views of marriage as something they could not afford and the policy’s goal of promoting marriage ... More


Legends and Aspirations of the Oil Elite

Tom Cliff

in Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter 4 examines how the political economy of national memory affects the legends propagated and aspirations pursued by the Tarim Oilfield Company, and the way that people within the institution ... More


Childcare, life chances and social justice

Gideon Calder

Catherine Needham, Elke Heins, and James Rees (eds)

in Social Policy Review 30: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447349990
eISBN:
9781447350026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349990.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The notion of ‘life chances’ is frequently invoked in political rhetoric and debate about social mobility and equality of opportunity. Typically, it is only loosely defined. This article considers ... More


Welfare States and Welfare Attitudes

Stefan Svallfors (ed.)

in Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782524
eISBN:
9780804783170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book and provides background on welfare states and welfare attitudes. The book analyzes and reports results from a comprehensive research program on ... More


Losing Face: A Postscript

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This postscript describes the author's experience at a “burn camp,” a camp specifically for children who had been burned. The camp provides an alternative to the different facial work processes ... More


Class segregation

Danny Dorling

in Social-spatial segregation: Concepts, processes and outcomes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447301356
eISBN:
9781447310396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301356.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter concentrates on the causes, outcomes and implications of segregation by social class using a broad perspective. It argues that there has been a long-term increase in class inequalities ... More


Poverty, social class and social immobility

Tracy Shildrick

in Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the Myths

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447323976
eISBN:
9781447323990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323976.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the issue of poverty and social class. Since the 1970s, social class has become a complex, confused, and contested concept, with much debate over its meaning as well as its ... More


Social structure and inequality

John Bynner and Walter R. Heinz

in Youth Prospects in the Digital Society: Identities and Inequalities in an Unravelling Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447351467
eISBN:
9781447351511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447351467.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Focuses on the meaning and effects of social inequality from a structural perspective, i.e. how life chances are based on wealth and income in populations distributed demographically according to ... More


The Battle to Define Life Chances and the Distributional Consequences of the Current Education and Economic Systems in America

Willliam Elliott and Melinda Lewis

in Making Education Work for the Poor: The Potential of Children's Savings Accounts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190621568
eISBN:
9780197559697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190621568.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Our stories serve to illustrate that divergent experiences are not primarily the result of different choices or preferences. Willie’s route to and through higher education was often perilous and ... More


Introduction

Barry Godfrey, Pam Cox, Heather Shore, and Zoe Alker

in Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198788492
eISBN:
9780191830372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788492.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 starts with descriptions of the life courses of two individuals and goes on to explain the remit of this study, which follows the life courses and life chances of 500 people born in late ... More


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