Is there a typical European class structure? Have power patterns left any imprint in the European societies of today? Has the experience of socialist revolution in Eastern Europe created a distinctive social-structural pattern in that part of the continent? These are only a few of the questions taken up by the contributors to this collection of case studies and comparative research.
Table of Contents
Tables and Figures, Editor's Introduction, Part I Class and Social Structures in Europe and Beyond, Comparing Class Structures and Class Consciousness in Western Societies, The Stability of Occupational Structures, Social Mobility, and Interest Formation, The USSR as an Estatist Society in Comparison with Class Societies, Part II Educational Systems and Patterns of Mobility, Class and Education in Industrial Nations, On the Changing Role of Education in Social Reproduction in Different Sociopolitical Systerns, A Comparative Analysis between the Netherlands and Poland, Family Background and Educational Attainment in Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands, The Analysis of Cultural and Economic Sources of Inequality in Comparative Perspective, Part III Mobility Regimes in East Central Europe: Did Socialist Revolution Make a Difference?, Social Mobility in Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary An Investigation of the Effects of Industrialization, Socialist Revolution, and National Uniqueness, Changes in Social Mobility in Hungary, 1930-1983, Transition to Socialism and Intergenerational Class Mobility The Model of Core Social Fluidity Applied to Czechoslovakia, Index