A Gendered Triangle? Intergenerational Social Mobility in 20th Century Switzerland

Seiler, Simon (28 May 2015). A Gendered Triangle? Intergenerational Social Mobility in 20th Century Switzerland (Unpublished). In: Social Inequality, Cohesion and Solidarity. The Spring Meeting of the Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association. Tilburg, Netherlands. 28.-30.05.2015.

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In the light of the dramatically changed social structure of women, surprisingly little gender differences have been found in temporal changes of effects of social origin on occupational class. Using a recently developed methodological approach and Swiss data on birth cohorts from 1925 to 1978, this paper takes a closer look by considering not only the total effect of social origin but also the individual elements of the indirect effect mediated by individual’s education. It finds that this indirect path have changed indeed differently for women and men, but the findings on the direct effect remain mixed, partially because this path seems to be especially sensitive to the conceptualization of social class.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Seiler, Simon


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology




Simon Seiler

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 13:49

Last Modified:

02 May 2016 13:50

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Social Mobility, Gender, Social Class, Education, Switzerland, 1925-1978





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