By Gosta Esping-Andersen
This e-book makes an important contribution in the direction of realizing the hot classification buildings of post-industrial societies and the altering tactics of social stratification and mobility. Drawing jointly comparative examine at the dynamics of social stratification in a couple of key western societies, the authors increase a framework for the research of post-industrial classification formation. They illustrate the importance of the relatives among the welfare nation and the loved ones, and the severe interface among gender and sophistication. Case experiences of america, the united kingdom, Canada, Germany, Norway and Sweden learn the differing software of those rules in person welfare states.
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9 Post-industrial occupations very industrial . But, unlike in Germany, there is a heavy unskilled worker bias in both the fordist and post-industrial hierarchy. Comparatively speaking, Britain appears very proletarian . The Nordic, and especially Swedish, trajectory is biased towards the semi-professionals, on the one hand, and the unskilled service strata, on the other hand . This, as we shall see, is almost entirely attributable to the welfare state effect. Finally, the United States and Canada show a fairly common pattern, characterized above all by a much more even distribution along the post-industrial hierarchy.
Much of the existing literature has studied the emerging class system in terms of structural statics. This may tell us something about the distribution of people across various positions, but is not well suited to an understanding of class formation. This is particu larly the case with a potentially new service proletariat. Whether people remain service proletarians throughout their entire working lives is a completely different matter than whether the vast majority move on to better positions.
The German score on our outsider index is systematically higher than in the other countries, while the This SAGE ebook is copyright and is supplied by NetLibrary. Unauthorised distribution forbidden. 42 Changing classes Table 2 . 4 Percentage labor force participation below Swedish level. b Persons, aged 16-64, unemployed for more than one year as percent of the labor force (average 1986-8). C Percentage long-term unemployment (one year + ) in labor force cohort, aged 1 6-24 (average 1986-8) . d Persons on involuntary part-time schedules as a percent of total labor force.
Changing Classes: Stratification and Mobility in Post-Industrial Societies (SAGE Studies in International Sociology) by Gosta Esping-Andersen