Social Inequalities and Occupational Stratification

Methods and Concepts in the Analysis of Social Distance

Authors: Lambert, Paul, Griffiths, Dave

  • Provides a unique archive of technical materials on relevant analytical approaches and statistical techniques towards the study of social inequalities
  • Utilises the sociological concepts of homophily and endogamy within its analysis of social distance between people belonging to different occupations
  • Outlines a number of influential approaches to measuring social stratification, including different measures of social class and popular stratification scales
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This book explores how structures of social inequality are linked to the social connections that people hold. The authors focus upon occupational inequalities where they see, for example, that the typical friendship patterns of people from one occupation are often very different to those of people from another.

Social Inequalities and Occupational Stratification leverages empirical data about differences in social connections to chart structures of social distance and social inequality. Several of its chapters provide coverage of the long-standing Cambridge Social Interaction and Stratification scale (CAMSIS) project and its approach to analysing social interaction patterns in terms of a single dimension related to social inequality. 

About the authors

Paul Lambert is a Professor at the University of Stirling, UK. He has worked since 1999 as part of the CAMSIS project on occupations and social interactions. 

Dave Griffiths is a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the University of Stirling, UK, where he teaches on social networks, social inequalities, and on advanced social research methods. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Inequalities and Occupational Stratification
Book Subtitle
Methods and Concepts in the Analysis of Social Distance
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02252-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
67 b/w illustrations
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