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A “ready-made State”1 :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’1: 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 Pharmaceuticals

S. Srinivasan and Malini Aisola.

in Equity and Access

June 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 8219 words.

Affordability, accessibility, availability, and rationality of medicines are a big challenge in India. Notwithstanding the tag of 'pharmacy of the developing world', the India story is one...

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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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Accumulation by Segregation

Ghazala Jamil.

November 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 244 pages.

Through an ethnographic exploration of everyday life infused with Marxist urbanism and critical theory, this work charts out the changes taking place in Muslim neighbourhoods in Delhi in...

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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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The activation dilemma: a comparative study

Amilcar Moreira.

in The activation dilemma

June 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 7739 words.

This chapter provides the methodological framework for the comparative study that is used to validate the hypothesis mentioned in the previous chapter. Following a brief description of the...

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Activisation

Tom Boland.

in The Sociology of Unemployment

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 9682 words.

The recession of 2007-2012 and bailout in 2010 provoked an accelerated movement in Irish social policy to active labour market policies, particularly an emphasis on ‘conditionality’ so that...

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Addressing health inequalities: building on Peter Townsend’s legacy

Margaret Whitehead.

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice

June 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 5906 words.

This chapter considers health inequalities, an area in which Peter used his science and his art to press for more effective action. It notes that far from allowing the Conservative...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

P ublished online April 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

Adult social care

Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya and Polly Vizard.

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 9177 words.

This chapter analyses spending, outputs and outcomes in relation to social care for disabled and older people in England, focusing in particular on the period from 2007/8 to 2014/15. It...

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Advanced marginality and stigma

Ian Cummins.

in Poverty, Inequality and Social Work

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility. 6819 words.

This chapter explores the social and psychological impacts on poverty and inequality through the concepts of ‘advanced marginality’ and ‘stigma’. The analysis of social stigma is influenced...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 7641 words.

African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on this group has been central to the formation of the sociological subfields of...

African Societies

Linda Semu.

in Sociology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9466 words.

African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand the continent’s economic, political, social, and cultural institutions and...