18 décembre 2012

Social mobility over three generations : evidence from British cohort studies

Séminaire du GEMASS, avec Tak Wing Chan, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford.

The paper to be presented examines social mobility patterns over three generations of family members, using data collected in three British birth cohort studies. For both men and women, absolute mobility rates (i.e. total, upward, downward and outflow mobility rates) in the partial parents–children mobility tables vary substantially by grandparents’ social class. As regards relative mobility patterns, there is a statistically significant association between grandparents’ and grandchildren’s class positions, after parents’ social class has been taken into account. The net grandparents–grandchildren association can be summarised by a single uniform association parameter. Net of parents’ social class, the odds of grandchildren entering the professional–managerial class rather than the unskilled manual class are at least two and a half times better if the grandparents were themselves in professional– managerial rather than unskilled manual class positions. This grandparents’ effect on social mobility persists even when parents’ education, income and wealth are taken into account.

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