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Is education now class destiny? Class histories across three British birth cohorts

Abstract:

We investigate claims originating in the work of Daniel Bell that in post-industrial societies educational qualifications obtained prior to labour market entry increasingly determine individuals’ class positions - while opportunities for achieving upward class mobility over the course of working life correspondingly diminish. We apply optimal matching techniques of sequence analysis as a basis for constructing typologies of class histories for men and women in three British birth cohorts whos...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/esr/jcw041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Sociological Review Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
6
Pages:
835-849
Publication date:
2016-09-01
Acceptance date:
2016-07-21
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EISSN:
1468-2672
ISSN:
0266-7215
Source identifiers:
636492
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pubs:636492
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uuid:41478c13-e3fe-47e1-b6de-dfe8f0199db6
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pubs:636492
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2016-07-29

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