Social Differentiation and Social Inequality: Essays in Honor of John Pock

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The field of social stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and method as well as by new approaches to the analysis of macroeconomic, institutional, demographic, and ascriptive sources of inequality. In this tribute to John C. Pock, the editors have brought together established and emerging stars in the field. The result is an important new statement on contemporary developments and controversies in stratification scholarship. The chapters address such matters as recent trends in ...
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Overview

The field of social stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and method as well as by new approaches to the analysis of macroeconomic, institutional, demographic, and ascriptive sources of inequality. In this tribute to John C. Pock, the editors have brought together established and emerging stars in the field. The result is an important new statement on contemporary developments and controversies in stratification scholarship. The chapters address such matters as recent trends in gender attitudes and the gender gap in earnings, race and class differentials in life chances and income, cross-national and institutional variability in employment systems and inequality, the division of domestic labor within households, and the implications of demographic change for social inequality.
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Reflects the current study of social stratification as it has been reshaped by recent developments in the analysis of macroeconomic, institutional, demographic, and ascriptive sources of inequality. In 11 essays sociologists look at such factors of differentiation as employment and income, education, infant mortality in China, the distribution of responsibility across gender, and the social construction of intelligence and gender barriers to it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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David B. Grusky is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University . His recent books include Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender (Westview Press); Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men; Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research in Sociology and Economics; Poverty and Inequality; and The Declining Significance of Gender?

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 How Pock Shaped Me 3
2 The Logic of Employment Systems 11
3 Income Differences Among 31 Ethnic Groups in Los Angeles 37
4 The Structure of Career Mobility in Microscopic Perspective 83
5 Demography and the Evolution of Educational Inequality 117
6 The Decline of Infant Mortality in China: Sichuan, 1949-1988 153
7 Vive la Difference! Continuity and Change in the Gender Wage Gap, 1967-1987 211
8 Gender Inequalities in the Distribution of Responsibility 241
9 Currents and Anchors: Structure and Change in Australian Gender Role Attitudes, 1984-1989 275
10 The Social Construction of Modern Intelligence: An Exploration of Gender-Differentiated Boundaries 303
11 Social Differentiation and Inequality: Some Reflections on the State of the Field 345
App. A Biographical Sketches of Contributors 369
App. B Reed College Students Who Became Professional Sociologists, 1957-1991 377
About the Book and Editors 383
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