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Generating Social Stratification

Toward A New Research Agenda, 1st Edition

By Alan C Kerckhoff


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In this book some of the leading stratification scholars in the U.S. present empirical and theoretical essays about the institutional contexts that shape careers. Building on recent advances in theory, data, and analytic technique, the essays in this volume work toward the goal of identifying and assessing the processes by which a birth cohort is d

Table of Contents

Part One Conceptualizing Careers and Stratification Processes -- Introduction to Part ONe -- Structuration and Individualization: The Life Course as a Continuous, Multilevel Process -- Social Psychological Aspects of Achievement -- Building Conceptual and Empirical Bridges between Studies of Educational and Labor Force Careers -- Part Two Educational Contexts and Processes -- Introduction to Part Two -- Educational Stratification and Individual Careers -- Educational Tracking during the Early Years: First Grade Placements and Middle School Constraints -- Peer Social Networks and Adolescent Career Development -- School Choice and Community Segregation: Findings from Scotland -- Educational Processes and School Reform -- Part Three Education and Labor Force Linkages -- Introduction to Part Three -- Educational Credentials and the Labor Market: An Inter-Industry Comparison -- Education, Earnings Gain, and Earnings Loss in Loosely and Tightly Structured Labor Markets: A Comparison between the United States and Germany -- Education and Credentialing Systems, Labor Market Structure and the Work of Allied Health Occupations -- Creating Capitalists: The Social Origins of Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Poland -- Part Four Social System Contexts -- Introduction to Part Four -- The Politics of Mobility -- Stratification and Attainment in a Large Japanese Firm -- Changing Contexts of Careers: Trends in Labor Market Structures and Some Implications for Labor Force Outcomes

About the Author

Alan C. Kerckhoff professor of sociology at Duke University, is the author of many important books and journal articles on careers, education, and social stratification.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General