Social Mobility in the 20th Century

Class Mobility and Occupational Change in the United States and Germany

Authors: Hertel, Florian R.

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Based on a novel class scheme and a unique compilation of German and American data, this book reveals that intergenerational class mobility increased over most of the past century. While country differences in intergenerational mobility are surprisingly small, gender, regional, racial and ethnic differences were initially large but declined over time. At the end of the 20th century, however, mobility prospects turned to the worse in both countries. In light of these findings, the book develops a narrative account of historical socio-political developments that are likely to have driven the basic resemblances across countries but also account for the initial decline and the more recent increase in intergenerational inequality.

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Florian R. Hertel is Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He is working on issues of stratification, inequality and intergenerational mobility in European countries and the U.S.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Mobility in the 20th Century
Book Subtitle
Class Mobility and Occupational Change in the United States and Germany
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-14785-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-14785-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-14784-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 391
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations
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