Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

This volume, edited by Hartley Dean and myself, investigates the patterns, drivers and consequences of wealth and privilege as well as those of marginalisation and deprivation. The book has brought together an exciting range of scholars from different disciplines to shed light on different aspects of social advantage and disadvantage and their implications. The 17 … More Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

Long-term ill health and work

Long-term ill health and the social embeddedness of work: a study in a post-industrial, multi-ethnic locality explores the work experiences of long-term sick people in East London, a post-industrial, multi-ethnic locality. It demonstrates how the individual experiences of long-term sickness and work are embedded in social relations of class, generation, ethnicity and gender, which shape people’s formal … More Long-term ill health and work

Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference

This book brings together the latest empirical evidence with a discussion of sociological debates surrounding inequality. As well as treating the core sociological topics of class, ethnicity and gender, it examines how inequalities are experienced across a wide variety of settings – education, health, geography and housing, income and wealth – and how they cumulate … More Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference

Making education count

Making education count: the effects of ethnicity and qualifications on intergenerational social class mobility uses the ONS Longitudinal Study to examine the role of social class and ethnic group background in determining individuals’ social class destinations. It explores the extent to which these background factors are mediated by educational achievement, and the role of educational qualifications in … More Making education count

Mobility and missing data

Mobility and missing data: what difference does non-response make to observed patterns of intergenerational class mobility by ethnic group? is an ISER Working Paper. The paper highlights the issue of missing data in studying social mobility, outlines its potential implications, and offers some preliminary analysis of the impact of missing data on our understanding of intergenerational … More Mobility and missing data

Intergenerational social mobility of ethnic groups

The intergenerational social mobility of minority ethnic groups is an ISER Working Paper. The paper examines the intergenerational social mobility of different ethnic groups in Britain between 1971 and 1991. Using data from the ONS Longitudinal Study, it describes the different patterns of class mobility experienced by a single cohort of children aged 8-15 in 1971 from each … More Intergenerational social mobility of ethnic groups