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Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States

Richard Breen and Walter Müller

Abstract

This book is about the role of education in shaping rates and patterns of intergenerational social mobility among men and women during the twentieth century. It examines intergenerational class mobility in the United States and seven European countries during this period. Class mobility compares the social class position of men and women with the class of the family they were born into. Mobility trends have been similar in all these countries, with increasing upward mobility among people born up to about 1950 and increasing downward mobility for those born later. The major driver of upward mob ... More

Keywords: intergenerational mobility, class mobility, education, educational expansion, structural change, Europe, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781503610163
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503610163.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Breen, editor
University of Oxford

Walter Müller, editor
Mannheim University

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