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Syllabus for the course ‘the analysis of social inequality’

fall 2001, Kadi Roosma


Stu
dents are required to familiaris
e the
mselves with the texts for the seminar. Throu
ghout
the semester they should
present five
short essays on the readings.

These along with the
participation will form

the backbone of grading.


Intro
-

general

Esping
-
Andersen, Gosta. 2000. Two societies, one sociology, and no theory.
British
Journal of Sociology

51: 59
-
77.

Hedström, Peter, and Richard Swedberg
. 1998. Social Mechanisms: An Introductory
Essay. Pp 1
-
31 in Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg (eds.)
Social Mechanisms: An
Analytical Approach to Social Theory.

Cambridge: Cambridge Universtiy Press.

Intro


getting
closer

Sen, Amartya. 1992. Equali
ty of What? Pp 12
-
30 in his
Inequality Reexamined
.
Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Sen, Amartya. 1992. The Demands of Equality. Pp 129
-
152 in his
Inequality
Reexamined
. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Marshall, Gordon, and Adam Swift. 1999. On the Meaning and Mea
surement of
Inequality.
Acta Sociologica

42: 241
-
250.

Income inequality


the basics

Gottschalk, Peter. 1997. Inequality, Income Growth, and Mobility: The Basic Facts.
Journal of Economic Perspectives

11: 21
-
40.

Atkinson, A. B., and F. Bourguignon. 20
00. Income Distribution and Economics. Pp 1
-
58 in:
Handbook of Income Distribution
. Edited by Anthony B. Atkinson and Francois
Bourguignon. Amsterdam, et al: Elsevier.

Measurement of inequality, world inequality

Cowell, F. A. 2000. Measurement of Ine
quality. Pp 87
-
166 in:
Handbook of Income
Distribution
. Edited by Anthony B. Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon. Amsterdam, et
al: Elsevier.

Korzeniewicz, R. P., and Moran, T. P. 1997. World
-
Economic Trends in the Distribution
of Income, 1965
-
1992.
Ameri
can Journal of Sociology

102: 1000
-
1039.

Firebaugh, G
len
. 1999. Empirics of World Income Inequality.
American Journal of
Sociology

104: 1597
-
1630.


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Categorical approaches


ISCO classification

Ganzeboom, H
arry

B. G., and Treiman, D
onald

J. 1996. Internationally Compa
rable
Measures of Occupational Status for the 1988 International Standard Classification of
Occupations.
Social Science Research

25: 201
-
239.

Eurostat. ISCO
-
88 International Standard Classification of Occupations. Preface.
http://europa.eu.int/comm/euros
tat/ramon/intro
-
isco88/en.html [18.03.2001]

Evans, G
eoffrey
. 1992. Testing the validity of the Goldthorpe class schema.
European
Sociological Review

8: 211
-
232.

Blossfeld, H
ans
-
P
eter.

1987. Labor
-
Market Entry and the Sexual Segregation of Careers
in the Federal Republi
c of Germany.
American Journal of Sociology
93: 89
-
118.

Categorical Data Analysis


latent class models

McCutcheon, Allan, and Colin Mills. 1998. Categorical Data Analysis: Log
-
linear and
Latent Class Models. Pp 71
-
94 in Elinor Scarbr
ough and Eric Tanenbaum (eds)
Research Strategies in the Social Sciences
. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Weakliem, D
avid
. 1993. Class conciousness and pol
itical change: voting and political
attitudes

in the British working class
, 1964 to 1970
.
American Sociological Review

58:
382
-
397.

Brooks, C
lem
, Manza, J
eff
. 1995. The democ
ratic class strugg
le in the United States,
1948
-
1992.
American Sociological Review

60
-

805
-
828.

Long, J. S. 1997. Log
-
linear Models (section
of ch. 9 Conclusions). Pp 259
-
263 in his
Regression Models for Categorical and Limited

Dependent Variables.
Sage: T
housand
Oaks, et. al.

Categorical Data Analysis


multilevel
modelling

Jones, Kelvyn, and Craig Duncan. 1998. Modelling Context and Heterogeneity:
Applying Multilevel Models. Pp 95
-
126 in Elinor Scarbrough and Eric T
anenbaum (eds)
Research Strategies in the Social Sciences
. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Garner, C. L., Raudenbush, S. W. 1991. Neighb
orhood effects on educational attainment:
a m
ultilevel analysis.
Sociology of Education
64: 251
-
262.

Lee, V. E., Bryk, A. S. 1989. A multile
vel model of the
social distribution of high school
achievemen
t.
Sociology of Education

62: 172
-
192.

Rational Choice Theory

Goldthorpe, John H. 1996. The Quantitative Analysis of Large
-
Scale Data
-
sets and
Rational Action Theory: For a Sociologi
cal Alliance.
European Sociological Review

12:
109
-
126.

Ultee, Wout C. 1996. Do Rational Choice Approaches have Problems?
European
Sociological Review

12: 1
67
-
180.


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Goldthorpe, John H. 2000. Rational Action Theory f
or Sociology. Pp 115
-
136 in
On
Sociology: Numbers, Narratives, and the Integration of Research and Theory

by John H.
Goldthorpe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Class analysis, social mobility

Goldthorpe, John H. 2000. Outline of a Theory of Social Mobility. Pp 230
-
258 in
On
Sociology: Numbers, Narratives, and the Integration of Research and Theory

by John H.
Goldthorpe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grusky, David

B., Hauser, R
obert

M. 1984.
Comparative Social Mobility Revisited:
Models

of Convergence

and Divergence in 16 Countrie
s.
American Sociological Review

49: 19
-
38.

Ganzeboom, Harry

B. G., Treiman, D
onald

J., Ultee, W
out

C. 1991. Comparative
Intergenerational Stra
tification Research: Three Generations and Be
yond.

Annual Review
of Sociology

17: 27
7
-
302.