Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The constant flux : a study of class mobility in industrial societies / Robert Erikson and John H. Goldthorpe.

By: Erikson, Robert, 1938-.
Contributor(s): Goldthorpe, John H.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford [England] : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1992Description: xvi, 429 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0198273835; 9780198273837.Subject(s): Social mobility -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Social mobility -- History -- 20th century | Social classes -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Social classes -- History -- 20th century | Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1945- | Social classes History | EuropeAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Constant flux.DDC classification: 305.5/13/09045 Other classification: 71.12 Summary: This is a study of social mobility within the developing class structures of modern industrial societies based on a unique data-set constructed by Robert Erikson and John Goldthorpe. The focus is on the experience of European nations--western and eastern--in the period of the 'long boom' following the Second World War; but the book also devotes separate chapters to examining the experience of the USA, Australia, and Japan. The authors combine historical and statistical approaches in their analysis of both trends in mobility and of cross-national similarities and differences. They show that wide variation at the level of actually observed mobility coexists with a surprising degree of constancy and commonality in underlying patterns of social fluidity. The empirical results of their study serve as the basis for a critical re-examination of current theories of mobility and for raising more general issues of the proper concerns and methods of comparative macro-sociology.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
HN380.Z9 S654 1992 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001156470

Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-422) and indexes.

This is a study of social mobility within the developing class structures of modern industrial societies based on a unique data-set constructed by Robert Erikson and John Goldthorpe. The focus is on the experience of European nations--western and eastern--in the period of the 'long boom' following the Second World War; but the book also devotes separate chapters to examining the experience of the USA, Australia, and Japan. The authors combine historical and statistical approaches in their analysis of both trends in mobility and of cross-national similarities and differences. They show that wide variation at the level of actually observed mobility coexists with a surprising degree of constancy and commonality in underlying patterns of social fluidity. The empirical results of their study serve as the basis for a critical re-examination of current theories of mobility and for raising more general issues of the proper concerns and methods of comparative macro-sociology.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.