Van 'ascription' naar 'achievement'? trends in statusverwerving in Nederland tussen 1930 en 1980

Paul M. de Graaf, Ruud Luijkx

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To examine patterns in social mobility in the Netherlands, questionnaire data were obtained from 9,548 men, 1970-1987, who entered the labor market 1929-1980. Instead of a standard mobility table, a simple status attainment model is used based on fathers' & sons' educational & job status. A historical analysis reveals why ascription & inheritance models of occupational mobility were transformed during the twentieth century. Various trends & fluctuations are traced to changes on the national scale. It is concluded that the modernization process had a negative impact on ascription processes & a positive impact on achievement processes
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)412-433
JournalMens en maatschappij
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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