Following in Father's Footsteps

Following in Father's Footsteps

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This is the first systematic study of patterns of social mobility in Ireland. It covers a recent period -- the 1960's -- when Ireland was undergoing rapid economic growth and modernization. The author thus was able to test the widely accepted hypothesis that growth weakens class barriers. To his surprise he found that it did not. Social mobility increased somewhat, but among mobile men the better jobs still went to those from advantaged social class origins. Despite economic development and demographic change, the underlying link between social origins and career destinations remained unchanged.... of association are independent of the substantial structural mobility out of farming and unskilled labor into white-collar work and skilled manual work. Third ... yet exchange between classes II and V is easier (8, , v = .45) than exchange between classes II and IVb (8/i, iv* = -22). ... research has produced an impressive array of parsimonious models that facilitate tests of these generalizations (Hout 1983).


Title:Following in Father's Footsteps
Author: Michael Hout
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1989
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