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From Origin to Destination

Trends and Mechanisms in Social Stratification Research

Despite the momentous social and economic change of recent decades, patterns of social stratification have proven to be remarkably stable. In From Origin to Destination, an expert team analyzes the current state of social stratification research from a comparative, international perspective. This volume presents theoretical knowledge as well as empirical evidence on questions such as intergenerational social mobility; inequalities of educational opportunity, gender and ethnicity; and the role of education in the labor market.

330 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 | © 2007

Sociology: General Sociology

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Table of Contents

1.  Introduction: Social Stratification, Education and the Life Course

Part I: Inequality of Educational Opportunity and Social Mobility
2.  The Persistence of Persistent Inequality
Shavit, Yossi;  Yaish, Meir & Bar-Haim, Eyal

3.  Social Selection in Stockholm Schools
Erikson, Robert
Primary and secondary effects on the transition to upper secondary education

4. Cultural Capital: some critical observations
Goldthorpe, John H.

5. Social mobility and education: a comparative analysis of period and cohort trends in Britain and Germany
Breen, Richard & Luijkx, Ruud

6. Variations on a Theme: Trends in Social Mobility in (West-) Germany for Cohorts Born between 1919 and 1971
Mayer, Karl Ulrich & Aisenbrey, Silke
Part II: The Structure of Social Inequality

7. Disentangling Recent Trends of the Second generation’s structural assimilation in Germany
Kalter, Frank ; Granato, Nadia & Kristen, Cornelia

8. Containers, Europeanisation and Individualisation. An Empirical Assessment of General Describtions of Society
Kohler, Ulrich

9. Lessons from social mobility research - could the index discussion in occupational sex segregation benefit?
Handl, Johann & Steinmetz, Stephanie
10. Linked Lives in Modern Societies. The impact of increasing educational homogamy and the shift towards dual-earner couples on social inequality  
Blossfeld, Hans-Peter

Part III: Education and Labour Market
11. Self-employment an Social Stratification
Arum, Richard

12. Youth Unemployment in the Enlarged Europe
Kogan, Irena & Marge Unt , Ellu Saar

13. Education and the transition from school to work in Germany
Kurz, Karin

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