ISBN-13: 9783836413688 / Angielski / Miękka / 2007 / 180 str.
In studies on social stratification, ususally the influence of the mothers educationaland occupational statuses on childrens status attainment is ignored.The fathers socioeconomic status is assumed to hold the dominant positionin the household. Today, this assumption no longer holds. In this book thequestion is answered how the mothers education and her occupationalstatus influences the education and job status of her children. The authorshows that the socioeconomic background of the mother is heavily related tothe educational outcomes of sons and daughters. Regarding the reproductionof job status, the mothers status resources are important only for thedaughter. Her resources always have been and still are very important as asource advantage transfers from one generation to the next. Over time, theinfluence of both parents decreases in essentially the same way. The contentsof this book support the assessment of educational and occupational trendsin modern society. This valuable study aids students, researchers and policymakers concerned with outcomes of social justice, reviewing key concepts forhistorical and internationally comparative studies on social stratification.