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Social Class and Intergenerational Mobility

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print April 1979 | ISBN: 9780198851202
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596780 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198851200.003.0006
 Social Class and Intergenerational Mobility

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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 occupations to social classes; Intergenerational mobility between occupations; Changes in intergenerational mobility over time; and The extent of intergenerational movement into and out of the top grade. The last section reviews and discusses the material presented, drawing out five main points.

Keywords: change; class; intergenerational mobility; occupation; occupational mobility; social class; top grade occupations

Chapter.  11542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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