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Social mobility

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social mobility category. Presented with a red border are the Social mobility books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social mobility books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

India remains a country mired in poverty, with two-thirds of its 1.2 billion people living on little more than a few dollars day. Just as telling, the country's informal working population numbers nearly 500 million, or approximately 80 percent of the entire labor force. Despite these figures and the related structural disadvantages that imperil the lives of so many, the Indian elite hold fast to the idea that the poor need only work harder and show some discipline and they, too, can become rich. The results of this ambitious ten-year ethnography at exclusive golf clubs in Bangalore shatter such self-serving illusions. In Narrow Fairways, Patrick Inglis combines participant observation, interviews, and archival research to show how social mobility among the poor lower-caste golf caddies who carry the golf sets of wealthy upper-caste members at these clubs is ultimately constrained and narrowed. The book highlights how elites secure and extend class and caste privileges, while also delivering a necessary rebuke to India's present development strategy, which pays far too little attention to promoting quality health care, education, and other basic social services that would deliver real opportunities to the poor.

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Narrow Fairways Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

India remains a country mired in poverty, with two-thirds of its 1.2 billion people living on little more than a few dollars day. Just as telling, the country's informal working population numbers nearly 500 million, or approximately 80 percent of the entire labor force. Despite these figures and the related structural disadvantages that imperil the lives of so many, the Indian elite hold fast to the idea that the poor need only work harder and show some discipline and they, too, can become rich. The results of this ambitious ten-year ethnography at exclusive golf clubs in Bangalore shatter such self-serving illusions. In Narrow Fairways, Patrick Inglis combines participant observation, interviews, and archival research to show how social mobility among the poor lower-caste golf caddies who carry the golf sets of wealthy upper-caste members at these clubs is ultimately constrained and narrowed. The book highlights how elites secure and extend class and caste privileges, while also delivering a necessary rebuke to India's present development strategy, which pays far too little attention to promoting quality health care, education, and other basic social services that would deliver real opportunities to the poor.

99% How to Create Abundance and Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment

99% How to Create Abundance and Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment

Author: Mark Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

We are looking at the first generation in living memory who can expect to be poorer than their parents, even as the economy continues to grow. This is unprecedented. No generation in modern history has been poorer than its parents. And they could be quite a lot poorer. If we continue as we are going, the civilisation we enjoy today will not last until 2050. The early signs are already here. In 2017, we read that the economy was booming and stock markets were at an all-time high, yet at the same time we heard that wages were not keeping pace with inflation and food-banks had more 'customers' than ever before. If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren't we all getting bigger slices? If we are so well-off, why is our children's generation set to be the first in living memory to be worse-off than its predecessors? This is what we can do to change this state of affairs.

Crossing Boundaries Legal and Policy Arrangements for Cross-border Pastoralism

Crossing Boundaries Legal and Policy Arrangements for Cross-border Pastoralism

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

This report examines how pastoral mobility has been impacted by the creation of unnatural boundaries within landscapes and how societies cope with these constraints through legal or informal arrangements. There are many examples from around the world of efforts to facilitate transboundary movements and transboundary ecosystem management by pastoralists.

Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity The Case of Bosnia Herzegovina

Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity The Case of Bosnia Herzegovina

Author: Chiara (Scuola Normale Superior, Italy) Milan Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity. Using Bosnia Herzegovina, a country in which representation is granted on an ethnic base, as a case study it explores episodes of mobilization which have superseded ethno-nationalist cleavages.

The End of Aspiration? Social Mobility and Our Children's Fading Prospects

The End of Aspiration? Social Mobility and Our Children's Fading Prospects

Author: Duncan Exley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Why is it getting harder to secure a job that matches our qualifications, buy a home of our own and achieve financial stability? Underprivileged people have always faced barriers, but people from middle-income families are increasingly more likely to slide down the social scale than climb up. Duncan Exley, former Director of the Equality Trust, draws on expert research and real life experiences - including from an actor, a politician, a billionaire entrepreneur and a surgeon - to issue a wake-up call to break through segregated opportunity. He offers a manifesto to reboot our prospects and benefit all.

Social Mobility and Class Structure in Contemporary China

Social Mobility and Class Structure in Contemporary China

Author: Jing (National University of Singapore) Yang Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2019

Market reform in China has led not just to economic growth, but also to a momentous transformation of Chinese society, with the simple, enclosed, rigid peasant hierarchy of the Mao era being replaced by an open, modern and evolving system. Most studies of social change in China have focused on marketisation and privatisation, and on the occupations most directly affected by these changes, and have not addressed issues of social mobility directly. This book considers the various theories of social mobility and class structure and explores how these apply to current changes in China. It pays particular attention to the impact of the Hukou peasant registration system on rural-urban migration and on differences between urban workers and migrant rural workers; and also on the impact of gender on social mobility. Overall, it concludes that there is increasing social mobility in China; but that institutional structures including inheritance and the Hukou registration system act increasingly as barriers to social mobility; that the class boundaries are growing between the new service middle class and the agricultural labour class; that social mobility for women in not increasing; and that the evolution of the Chinese class structure in China follows a pattern similar to that found in other modernised industrial societies.

Digitalization and the Field of African Studies

Digitalization and the Field of African Studies

Author: Mirjam de Bruijn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2019

Revival: Class Structure and Social Mobility in Poland (1980)

Revival: Class Structure and Social Mobility in Poland (1980)

Author: Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Tadeusz K. Krauze Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

This title was first published in 1980: This study of the problems in America's health care system addresses three questions that have developed since the 1960s: why are care costs in America higher than elsewhere; how can costs be reduced without loss of quality; and what is the state of research, prevention and public information?

Social Inequality

Social Inequality

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2018

This book is not available as a print inspection copy. To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level. The new edition includes: A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice. NEW CHAPTER: 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division. NEW CHAPTER: 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions. Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues. Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking.

Social Inequality

Social Inequality

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2018

This book is not available as a print inspection copy. To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level. The new edition includes: A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice. NEW CHAPTER: 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division. NEW CHAPTER: 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions. Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues. Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking.