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Asymmetries in the opportunity structure. Intergenerational mobility trends in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Esping-Andersen, Gøsta, 1947-
dc.contributor.other Wagner, Sander
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T01:51:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/2072/184105
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/16445
dc.description.abstract It remains unclear whether social mobility is increasing in the advancednations. The answer may depend on mobility patterns within very recentbirth cohorts. We use the inter-generational module in the 2005 EUSILCwhich allows us to include more recent cohorts. Comparingacross two Nordic and three Continental European countries, weestimate inter-generational mobility trends for sons both indirectly, viasocial origin effects on educational attainment, and directly in terms ofadult income attainment. In line with other studies we find substantiallymore mobility in Scandinavia, but also that traditionally less mobilesocieties, like Spain, are moving towards greater equality. We focusparticularly on non-linear relations. Most interestingly, we revealevident asymmetries in the process of equalizing life chances, inDenmark. The disadvantages associated with low social class originshave largely disappeared, but the advantages related to privilegedorigins persist.
dc.format 29 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 45
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.source.uri RECERCAT (Dipòsit de la Recerca de Catalunya)
dc.subject.other Mobilitat social -- Europa
dc.subject.other Mobilitat professional -- Europa
dc.subject.other Europa -- Política social
dc.subject.other 3 - Ciències socials
dc.title Asymmetries in the opportunity structure. Intergenerational mobility trends in Europe
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z


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