Social Structure and Career Deflections
By (author) Alan C. Kerckhoff
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Diverging Pathways by Alan C. Kerckhoff
Book DescriptionDiverging Pathways follows the careers of a British birth cohort into early adulthood, presenting a detailed picture of the family backgrounds and the school and early labour force achievements of the cohort. The study portrays how the social arrangements of society's institutions deflect people's achievement patterns. Different kinds of schools, ability groups within schools, and differences between industries and firms lead comparable individuals to achieve at very different levels in society and the book shows that the cumulative effects of being placed in advantaged or disadvantaged locations make their achievements highly divergent in adulthood. The study reports on major career differences between men and women and describes how the interface between post-secondary education and the labour force alters some of the outcomes of elementary and secondary schooling.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521433976
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan C. Kerckhoff
Diverging Pathways, Paperback (January 2007)
Diverging Pathways follows the careers of a British birth cohort into early adulthood.
Going Comprehensive in England and Wales, Paperback (November 1996)» View all books by Alan C. Kerckhoff
The transition of British secondary schools from predominantly selective to predominantly comprehensive was meant to transform a highly stratified system into a more equal one. However, this study shows that the new system was in fact highly diverse and retained features of the selective system.
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