The constant flux: a study of class mobility in industrial societies

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Clarendon Press, Apr 16, 1992 - Business & Economics - 429 pages
This study of social mobility within the developing class structures of modern industrial societies is based on a unique data-set constructed by the authors. It focuses on the Western and Eastern European experience of social and economic growth after the Second World War, but also examines the experiences of the United States, Australia, and Japan. In combining historical and statistical analyses of both trends in mobility and of cross-national similarities and differences, the authors show that wide variation at the level of observed mobility coexists with a surprising degree of constancy and commonality in underlying patterns of social fluidity.

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Contents

CONCEPTS DATA AND STRATEGIES OF ENQUIRY
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TRENDS IN CLASS MOBILITY
65
ABSOLUTE RATES OF CLASS MOBILITY
188
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About the author (1992)

John H. Goldthorpe is an Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a member of the Academia Europaea, and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.