Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

Drawing on a decade of work on ethnicity and social mobility, this paper, presented as a plenary at the European Sociological Association 2015 conference in Prague, argues that serious and systematic attention to social mobility across ethnic groups has the potential to illuminate not only migration processes and immigrant outcomes, but also to shed light … More Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment

The ethnic concentration of a neighbourhood has varying effects on employment prospects for men and women across different ethnicities There are longstanding debates about whether neighbourhood segregation of ethnic minorities promotes minorities’ economic success or whether it constrain opportunities. Carolina Zuccotti and Lucinda Platt show that growing up in a neighbourhood with a higher proportion … More Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment

Occupational aspirations amongst children

Nurse or mechanic? Explaining sex-typed occupational aspirations amongst children  investigates the role of parental socialisation and children’s agency in the formation of sex-typed occupational preferences using data for British children aged 11 to 15. Access the article from the Social Forces journal website Photo credit: Christian Heilmann