Res Soc Strat Mob V 16

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Overview

This issue focuses on different dimensions of social closure and their relationship to social inequality processes, including the changing role that education plays in sorting people into favorable and unfavorable labor market positions across a global diversity of cultural settings. This issue also examines the fluid boundaries of race and ethnicity in contentious political settings, relationships between attitudes and collective action, and the role that technology and political context plays in promoting economic development and well-being.

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility continues its tradition of publishing the best and most innovative research on the changing landscape of social inequality the world over. This issue focuses on different dimensions of social closure and their relationship to social inequality processes, including the changing role that education plays in sorting people into favorable and unfavorable labor market positions across a global diversity of cultural settings. This issue also examines the fluid boundaries of race and ethnicity in contentious political settings, relationships between attitudes and collective action, and the role that technology and political context plays in promoting economic development and well-being. These topics and the research methodologies they represent display the vitality of social science research dealing with social stratification and the wide array of methods, contexts, and policies that directly affect the life chances of most of the world's peoples. This issue also marks a continuation of the ties developed between RSSM and the Social Stratification and Mobility section of the International Sociological Association (RC-28). This collaboration promises to promote and disseminate social inequality research throughout the world through an established network of distinguished international contributors and commentators

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762302796
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/2/1998
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Education, employers and class mobility 3
Recruitment into the Eastern European communist elite : dual career paths 35
Participation in work-related education : variations in skill enhancement among workers, employers, and occupational closure 67
Educational assortative mating in South Korea : trends 1930-1998 103
Class and the educational attainment of siblings : an explanatory model of social mobility 129
Ethnic stratification and place of residence in Israel : a truism revisited 155
On ethnic categories for research in Israel : new data on an old issue 191
Public attitudes to economic policy in East and West : efficiency, subsidies and public ownership 229
Perceived image and utility of collective action organizations among U.S. physicians 275
Relative deprivation, efficiency wages, and labor productivity in Taiwanese manufacturing industries 305
Minimum wages and income inequality in the American States, 1960-2000 343
Wiring the world : access to information technology and development in poor countries 369
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