The Role of Education in Intergenerational Social Mobility : Problems from Empirical Research in Sociology and some Theoretical Pointers from Economics

@inproceedings{Goldthorpe2013TheRO,
  title={The Role of Education in Intergenerational Social Mobility : Problems from Empirical Research in Sociology and some Theoretical Pointers from Economics},
  author={John H. Goldthorpe},
  year={2013}
}
Insofar as research into intergenerational social mobility and its mediation via education has had any theoretical context, this has been provided by the functionalist theory of industrial and post-industrial society. However, the inadequacies of this theory have become increasingly apparent, and rather little appeal to it is now in fact made. Yet no alternative body of theory has emerged. I propose that in developing the micro-level theory that is needed, sociologists could, with advantage… CONTINUE READING

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