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The Comparative Study of Social Mobility

Richard Breen

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780199258451
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601491 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258457.003.0001
 The Comparative Study of Social Mobility

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Outlines the objectives and layout of the volume; discusses the main theories that have guided empirical research on intergenerational social mobility and the findings of this research; and explains the main concepts and instruments (such as the class schema) that are used in the book.

Keywords: absolute mobility; CASMIN educational categories; Goldthorpe class schema; liberal theory of industrialism; social fluidity; social mobility

Chapter.  7402 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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