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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- Book Title
- Social Inequalities and Occupational Stratification
- Book Subtitle
- Methods and Concepts in the Analysis of Social Distance
- Paul Lambert
- Dave Griffiths
- Palgrave Macmillan UK
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- The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
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- Number of Pages
- XIII, 384
- Number of Illustrations
- 67 b/w illustrations