Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

Edited by

  • Kevin T Leicht, The University of Iowa, IA, USA

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Volume 18 reflects the growing diversity of perspectives, methods and insights currently used in social stratification research.
Authors discuss the following broad themes from an international perspective: the changing real and symbolic boundaries of social stratification; who benefits from rapidly changing markets; immigration, marginalization and exclusion; and modelling occupational mobility.
The contributions demonstrate the changing nature of social stratification systems in today's global and fragmented economy.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2001
  • Imprint: JAI Press (Elsevier)
  • ISBN: 978-0-7623-0752-4

Table of Contents

Introduction (K.T. Leicht). The Changing Real and Symbolic Boundaries of Social Stratification. Symbolic boundaries and the new division of labor: engineers, workers and the restructuring of factory life (S.P. Vallas). Inequality in America: the case for post-industrial capitalism (J.I. Nelson). The movement of physicians between specialties (J.A. Jacobs et al.). Support for redistributive policies among the African American middle class: race and class effects (G. Wilson). Who Benefits from Rapidly Changing Markets? Evidence from Different Contexts. Working class wages during early industrialization: Brazilian evidence (J. Kelley, A.O. Haller). Redistribution under state socialism: a USSR and PRC comparison (Xueguang Zhou, O. Suhomlinova). Immigration, Marginalization and Exclusion. Strategies of economic endurance: Israeli Palestinians in the ethnic economy and the public sector (Y.P. Yonay, V. Kraus). Mass migration and labor market incorporation: Soviet Jewish immigrants in Israel (N. Weinberg). Modelling Occupational Mobility. Intergenerational mobility of class and occupation in modern England: analysis of a four-way mobility table (Yusheng Peng). The industrial context of occupational mobility: change in structure (R.L. Miller).