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After the Fall of the WallLife Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Martin Diewald, Anne Goedicke, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the beginning of one of the most interesting natural experiments in recent history. The East German transition from a Communist state to part of the Federal ... More

Contested Welfare StatesWelfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Stefan Svallfors (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782524
eISBN:
9780804783170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The welfare state is a trademark of the European social model. An extensive set of social and institutional actors provides protection against common risks, offering economic support in periods of ... More

Determined to Succeed?Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Determined to Succeed?: Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Michelle Jackson (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783026
eISBN:
9780804784481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783026.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In many countries, concern about socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment has focused on inequalities in test scores and grades. The presumption has been that the best way to reduce ... More

Gendered TrajectoriesWomen, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Wei-hsin Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760096
eISBN:
9780804771047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores why industrial societies vary in the pace at which they reduce gender inequality and compares changes in women's employment opportunities in Japan and Taiwan over the last ... More

Improving Learning EnvironmentsSchool Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Richard Arum and Melissa Velez (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book provides the first systematic comparative cross-national study of school disciplinary climates. In it, leading international social science researchers explore nine national case studies to ... More

Income InequalityEconomic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jantti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book presents original empirical research on economic inequality in affluent countries, using comparable data from two widely-recognized, high quality, data sources: the Luxembourg Income Study ... More

Making the TransitionEducation and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Irena Kogan, Clemens Noelke, and Michael Gebel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

After the breakdown of socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, the role of education systems in preparing students for the “real world” changed. Though young people were freed from coercive state ... More

The Political Sociology of the Welfare StateInstitutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Stefan Svallfors (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

A comparative analysis of the political attitudes, values, aspirations, and identities of citizens in advanced industrial societies, this book focuses on the different ways in which social policies ... More

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