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Grusky, David B.

Works: 52 works in 229 publications in 2 languages and 9,998 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: HM821, 305
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Social stratification : class, race, and gender in sociological perspective ( Book )
49 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
The field of stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and quantitative modeling as well as by new approaches to the analysis of economic, racial, and gender inequality. Although these developments are revolutionary in their implications, until now there has been no comprehensive effort to bring together the classic articles that have defined and redefined the contours of the field. In this up-to-date anthology, the history of stratification research unfolds in systematic fashion, with the introductory articles in each section providing examples of the major research traditions in the field and the concluding essays (commissioned from leading scholars) providing broader programmatic statements that identify current controversies and unresolved issues. The resulting collection of articles both celebrates the diversity of theoretical approaches and reveals the cumulative nature of ongoing research. This comprehensive reader is designed as a primary text for introductory courses on social stratification and as a supplementary text for advanced courses on social classes, occupations, labor markets, or social mobility
The declining significance of gender? ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
"The last half-century has witnessed substantial change in the opportunities and rewards available to men and women in the workplace. While the gender pay gap narrowed and female labor force participation rose dramatically in recent decades, some dimensions of gender inequality--most notably the division of labor in the family--have been more resistant to change, or have changed more slowly in recent years than in the past. These trends suggest that one of two possible futures could lie ahead: an optimistic scenario in which gender inequalities continue to erode, or a pessimistic scenario where contemporary institutional arrangements persevere and the gender revolution stalls. In The Declining Significance of Gender?, editors Francine Blau, Mary Brinton, and David Grusky bring together top gender scholars in sociology and economics to make sense of the recent changes in gender inequality, and to judge whether the optimistic or pessimistic view better depicts the prospects and bottlenecks that lie ahead. It examines the economic, organizational, political, and cultural forces that have changed the status of women and men in the labor market. The contributors examine the economic assumption that discrimination in hiring is economically inefficient and will be weeded out eventually by market competition. They explore the effect that family-family organizational policies have had in drawing women into the workplace and giving them even footing in the organizational hierarchy. Several chapters ask whether political interventions might reduce or increase gender inequality, and others discuss whether a social ethos favoring egalitarianism is working to overcome generations of discriminatory treatment against women. Although there is much rhetoric about the future of gender inequality, The Declining Significance of Gender? provides a sustained attempt to consider analytically the forces that are shaping the gender revolution. Its wide-ranging analysis of contemporary gender disparities will stimulate readers to think more deeply and in new ways about the extent to which gender remains a major fault line of inequality."--Publisher's website
Occupational ghettos : the worldwide segregation of women and men by Maria Charles( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
"The last half-century has witnessed dramatic declines in gender inequality, evidenced by the rise of egalitarian views on gender roles and the narrowing of long-standing gender gaps in university attendance and labor force participation. These developments, while spectacular, have been coupled with similarly impressive forms of resistance to equalization, most notably the continuing tendency for women to crowd into female "occupational ghettos." Why has such extreme segregation persisted even as other types of gender inequality have lessened? Why is segregation especially extreme in precisely those countries that appear most committed to egalitarian reform and family-friendly policies?" "The authors address these questions by developing a new archive of cross-national data and applying new models and methods of analysis to this archive. The results indicate that two deep structures underlie occupational segregation: a horizontal dynamic that allocates men into the manual sector and women into the nonmanual sector, and a vertical dynamic that allocates men to the most desirable occupations within each sector. Although egalitarian principles and policies are gradually delegitimating vertical forms of segregation, horizontal forms of segregation continue to be supported by persistent ideologies of gender difference that are easily reconciled with liberal egalitarian ideology. Far from being an "ascriptive residue" that steadily withers away, occupational segregation is an organic feature of postindustrial labor markets."--Jacket
The new gilded age : the critical inequality debates of our time by David B Grusky( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality: Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty? Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way available to motivate economic action and increase total output? Can we retain a meaningful democracy even when extreme inequality allows the rich to purchase political privilege? Is the recent stalling out of long-term declines in gender inequality a historic reversal that presages a new gender order? How are racial and ethnic inequalities likely to evolve as minority populations grow ever larger, as intermarriage increases, and as new forms of immigration unfold? Leading public intellectuals debate these questions in a no-holds-barred exploration of our New Gilded Age
The inequality reader : contemporary and foundational readings in race, class, and gender ( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 libraries worldwide
"The editors David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi have assembled the most relevant classic and contemporary readings, providing balanced coverage of inequality's past and present. The carefully selected essays are methodologically diverse and interdisciplinary in nature and cover the important course topics such as poverty, discrimination, and gender. With thirty new readings, the second edition provides expanded focus on policy issues, allowing students to learn about the possibilities for improving inequality, as well as additional qualitative readings that make the scholarship more accessible and relatable."--pub. desc
Poverty and inequality by David B Grusky( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together leading public intellectuals Amartya Sen, Martha C. Nussbaum, François Bourguignon, William J. Wilson, Douglas S. Massey, and Martha A. Fineman to take stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality. Contemporary research on inequality has largely relied on conceptual advances several decades old, even though the basic structure of global inequality is changing in fundamental ways. The reliance on conventional poverty indices, rights-based approaches to poverty reduction, and traditional modeling of social mobility has left scholars and policymakers poorly equipped to address modern challenges. The contributors show how contemporary poverty is forged in neighborhoods, argue that discrimination in housing markets is a profound source of poverty, suggest that gender inequalities in the family and in the social evaluation of the caretaking role remain a hidden dimension of inequality, and develop the argument that contemporary inequality is best understood as an inequality in fundamental human capabilities. This book demonstrates in manifold ways how contemporary scholarship and policy must be recast to make sense of new and emerging forms of poverty and social exclusion
Mobility and inequality : frontiers of research from sociology and economics ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Occupy the future by David B Grusky( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The Occupy Wall Street movement has ignited new questions about the relationship between democracy and equality in the United States. Are we also entering a moment in history in which the disjuncture between our principles and our institutions is cast into especially sharp relief? Do new developments--most notably the rise of extreme inequality--offer new threats to the realization of our most cherished principles? Can we build an open, democratic, and successful movement to realize our ideals? Occupy the Future offers informed and opinionated essays that address these questions. The writers--including Nobel Laureate in Economics Kenneth Arrow and bestselling authors Paul and Anne Ehrlich--lay out what our country's principles are, whether we're living up to them, and what can be done to bring our institutions into better alignment with them
Inequality : classic readings in race, class, and gender ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
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The great recession by David B Grusky( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Social differentiation and social inequality : essays in honor of John Pock ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The field of social stratification is being transformed and reshaped by advances in theory and method as well as by new approaches to the analysis of macroeconomic, institutional, demographic, and ascriptive sources of inequality. In this tribute to John C. Pock, the editors have brought together established and emerging stars in the field. The result is an important new statement on contemporary developments and controversies in stratification scholarship. The chapters address such matters as recent trends in gender attitudes and the gender gap in earnings, race and class differentials in life chances and income, cross-national and institutional variability in employment systems and inequality, the division of domestic labor within households, and the implications of demographic change for social inequality
Monitoring social mobility in the twenty-first century ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
American social mobility in the 19th and 20th centuries by David B Grusky( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Classic readings in race, class, and gender ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Industrialization and the status attainment process : the thesis of industrialism reconsidered by David B Grusky( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Two theories about the effects of industrialization on an individual's attainment of social, educational, and occupational status are examined in this study of 12 Japanese regions in varying stages of development. The first, the theory of industrialism, suggests that as development occurs, the attainment of educational and occupational status through kinship ties (ascription) decreases and status is gained on the basis of individual achievement. The second theory, status maintenance, argues that when educational expansion surpasses occupational demand the advanced industrial state will resort to ascription (kinship ties, social background) to fill prestigious jobs. Although both theories agree that education becomes more universal with industrialization, they disagree on occupational and social status attainment. Research in the 12 Japanese regions used both the individual and the region itself as units of measurement and involved several stages of analysis. Final results disprove the industrialism theory; ascriptive processes do not diminish with industrialization. Inadequate occupational demand does, however, restrict the degree to which educational attainment becomes prestigious. (Kc)
Tracks of hope : the forgotten story of America's runaway train and how we can change its course by Lauren Speeth( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The inequality puzzle : European and US leaders discuss rising income inequality by Roland Berger( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Features interviews with Josef Ackermann, Bertrand Collomb, Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Jürgen Hambrecht, Maurice Lévy, John Monks, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Fred Smith, John Sweeney, William Weld, James Wolfensohn, Jerry Yang
She hui fen ceng by David B Grusky( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Comparative social mobility revisited : models of convergence and divergence in 16 countries by David B Grusky( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Reanalysis of a standard set of data for 16 nations has brought new insights into the leading issues of comparative social mobility. The reanalysis provides considerable support for the Featherman-Jones-Hauser hypothesis, which claims that there is convergence in mobility processes once conditions of occupational supply and demand are controlled. The hypothesis is modified, however, in two respects: First, it is qualified by the suggestion that uniformity in mobility regimes is not limited to highly industrialized societies but may apply equally to less developed societies; and second, it is elaborated through specification of the structure of the shared mobility regime. Properties of mobility shared by the 16 countries considered are: (1) symmetry of exchange between occupational strata; (2) equality of mobility chances off the main diagonal; (3) severe immobility at the two extremes of the occupational hierachy; and (4) considerable mobility in the middle of the hierachy. These findings of basic similarity do not preclude findings of deviation from the common mobility regime, which seem to be at least as much a consequence of political organization as of economic development. The effects of political and economic variables on mobility processes are more complex than commonly supposed because they differ across occupational strata. (Author/CMG)
The fading American dream : trends in absolute income mobility since 1940 by Raj Chetty( file )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
We estimate rates of “absolute income mobility” -- the fraction of children who earn more than their parents -- by combining historical data from Census and CPS cross-sections with panel data for recent birth cohorts from de-identified tax records. Our approach overcomes the key data limitation that has hampered research on trends in intergenerational mobility: the lack of large panel datasets linking parents and children. We find that rates of absolute mobility have fallen from approximately 90% for children born in 1940 to 50% for children born in the 1980s. The result that absolute mobility has fallen sharply over the past half century is robust to the choice of price deflator, the definition of income, and accounting for taxes and transfers. In counterfactual simulations, we find that increasing GDP growth rates alone cannot restore absolute mobility to the rates experienced by children born in the 1940s. In contrast, changing the distribution of growth across income groups to the more equal distribution experienced by the 1940 birth cohort would reverse more than 70% of the decline in mobility. These results imply that reviving the “American Dream” of high rates of absolute mobility would require economic growth that is spread more broadly across the income distribution
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