Changing Classes
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Changing Classes

Stratification and Mobility in Post-Industrial Societies



© 1993 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book makes a significant contribution towards understanding the new class structures of post-industrial societies and the changing processes of social stratification and mobility.

Drawing together comparative research on the dynamics of social stratification in a number of key western societies, the authors develop a framework for the analysis of post-industrial class formation. They illustrate the significance of the relations between the welfare state and the household, and the critical interface between gender and class. Case studies of the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, Norway and Sweden examine the differing application of these ideas in individual welfare states.

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Introduction
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Post-industrial Class Structures
An Analytical Framework  
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Trends in Contemporary Class Structuration
A Six-Nation Comparison  
Jon Eivind Kolberg and Arne Kolstad
The Post-industrial Stratificational Order
The Norwegian Experience  
Michael T[small o above a]ahlin
Class Inequality and Post-industrial Employment in Sweden
Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Gianna Giannelli and Karl Ulrich Mayer
Is there a New Service Proletariat? The Tertiary Sector and Social Inequality in Germany
Jonathan Gershuny
Post-industrial Career Structures in Britain
John Myles, Garnett Picot and Ted Wannell
Does Post-industrialism Matter? The Canadian Experience
Jerry A Jacobs
Careers in the US Service Economy
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Mobility Regimes and Class Formation

`The evidence accumulated is valuable.... This collection is very useful for its comparative data on occupational mobility and because it refutes the proposition that there exists currently a large, homogeneous and permanently trapped new servant class in advanced capitalist societies' - International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

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