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Social Stratification and Social Mobility

Dates:
  • Mon 28 Oct 2019 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-28 11:00 2019-10-28 13:00 Europe/Paris Social Stratification and Social Mobility

Course Outline
How does social background affect the social position a person ultimately attains in life? How is inequality reproduced from one generation to the next? How has social mobility changed over time and across countries? What role does inequality in education play for social mobility? What are the main theories to explain inequality in education and social mobility (and lack of it) and its changes over time? These are the core overarching questions that will be addressed in this seminar. The focus therefore is on social background (social class of origin, parental education or parental socio-economic status) although gender and ethnic inequalities will be considered in the last meetings. In the seminar, we will discuss a mix of classic readings and more recent contributions.
The aim of the seminar is:
- to establish some basic facts (trends and patterns in social mobility and in inequality in
educational outcomes)
- to scrutinize main theories
- to identify open questions and generate new ideas for term papers or thesis chapter

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Course Outline
How does social background affect the social position a person ultimately attains in life? How is inequality reproduced from one generation to the next? How has social mobility changed over time and across countries? What role does inequality in education play for social mobility? What are the main theories to explain inequality in education and social mobility (and lack of it) and its changes over time? These are the core overarching questions that will be addressed in this seminar. The focus therefore is on social background (social class of origin, parental education or parental socio-economic status) although gender and ethnic inequalities will be considered in the last meetings. In the seminar, we will discuss a mix of classic readings and more recent contributions.
The aim of the seminar is:
- to establish some basic facts (trends and patterns in social mobility and in inequality in
educational outcomes)
- to scrutinize main theories
- to identify open questions and generate new ideas for term papers or thesis chapter


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Fabrizio Bernardi

Contact:
Jennifer Rose Dari (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail
 
 

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