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A “ready-made State”<sup>1</sup> :The Mode of Institutional Transition in East Germany After 1989

Edited by Anne Goedicke.

in After the Fall of the Wall

September 2006; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 7797 words.

This chapter presents a condensed history of the political and institutional aspects of East German transformation. Four characteristics make the East German transition path unique in...

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‘A new branch can be strengthened by an old branch’<sup>1</sup>: livelihoods and challenges to inter-generational solidarity in South Africa

Jo Beall.

in World poverty

September 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 10992 words.

Anti-poverty policies have to be constructed to meet the needs of particular groups in populations, such as ethnic minorities, disabled people, and older people. Discrimination has to be...

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‘A scar on the soul of Britain’: child poverty and disadvantage under New Labour

Stewart Kitty.

in Towards a more equal society?

February 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 9323 words.

This chapter looks at the government's efforts to improve living standards and opportunities for the poorest children. It assesses progress towards the child-poverty targets as well as the...

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Academic Achievement, Tracking Decisions, and Their Relative Contribution to Educational Inequalities

Mathieu Ichou and Louis-André Vallet.

in Determined to Succeed?

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 11974 words.

This chapter presents analyses of IEO in France for cohorts spanning 30 years, assesses inequalities related to both parental class and education, and comments on inequalities related to...

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Academic Performance and Expectations of Canadian Students

Andersen Robert and David Zarifa.

in Improving Learning Environments

June 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 10970 words.

This chapter describes the moderate association between school disciplinary climate and academic achievement in Canada. While the disciplinary climate of schools does play a role in...

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Access to higher education for disabled students: a policy success story?

Sheila Riddell Elisabet Weedon.

in Education, disability and social policy

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 5939 words.

This chapter provides an outline of the progress made by disabled students in accessing higher education for the past twenty years. It states that despite the evident gains, it has become...

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Access to Social Capital and Status Attainment in the United States: Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences

Jennifer L. Moren Cross and Nan Lin.

in Social Capital

March 2008; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 6691 words.

This chapter examines the effects of access to social capital on status attainment outcomes by using a national sample of Americans. It explains how gender and/or racial/ethnic...

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Access to Social Capital and the Structure of Inequality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Catherine A. Johnson.

in Social Capital

March 2008; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 6224 words.

This chapter explores the factors that affect how people living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, gain access to social capital. It studies two measures of social capital, namely the variety of...

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Access to the open labour market by people with learning difficulties

Sheila Riddell, Stephen Baron and Alastair Wilson.

in The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties

May 2001; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 7713 words.

This chapter considers the position of people with learning difficulties in relation to the open labour market. It notes that access to employment is critical to the achievement of social...

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The activation dilemma

Amilcar Moreira.

June 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 168 pages.

The activation of social welfare recipients has been, and still is, a central issue in the development of social and employment policies in Europe. This book explores the employment...

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