Statusinkonsistenz im Lebensverlauf

Becker, Rolf; Zimmermann, Ekkart (1995). Statusinkonsistenz im Lebensverlauf. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 24(5), pp. 358-373. Lucius & Lucius

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A social biographical approach and a perspective taking in the whole course of one's life can contribute to progress in status inconsistency research. The consideration of the dynamics of status inconsistency and checks on status change over time are important theoretical and methodological preconditions. Using them, the detailed study of the occurrence, disappearance, duration und consequences of inconsistency becomes possible. The empirical findings of this article show that the ranking of individuals in one particular status hierarchy over the course of their lives corresponds increasingly with the individual's ranking in other status hierarchies. This correlation has increased in more recent birth cohorts. Women are more likely to be found in unfavorable positions within status hierarchies than men. Status inconsistency has distinct effects on the occupational mobility of male employees. An unfavorable status position, compared to educational achievement, provides strong incentives for mobility. Men with unexpected status attainment, on the other hand, attempt to secure their status situation; they are more likely to be immobile.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Becker, Rolf


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology




Lucius & Lucius




Rolf Becker

Date Deposited:

31 Jul 2014 10:22

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2014 10:22

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Statusinkonsistenz, Lebenslauf, sozialer Status, Statuswechsel, geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berufsmobilität


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