The Three Worlds of Inequality1

  title={The Three Worlds of Inequality1},
  author={K. Weeden and D. Grusky},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1723 - 1785}
Recent inequality scholarship fixates on trends in the amount of inequality and largely ignores trends in the form of inequality. The authors describe three ideal-typical inequality regimes (big-class, microclass, and gradational) and identify the mechanisms driving a shift toward or away from each of them. Using GSS and CPS data on 39 measures of life chances, attitudes, and behaviors, the authors find that big-class inequality is in decline whereas microclass inequality has remained stable… Expand
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