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Against the Odds?Social Class and Social Justice in Industrial Societies$
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Gordon Marshall, Adam Swift, and Stephen Roberts

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292401.001.0001

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Social Class

Social Class

(p.21) 3 Social Class
Against the Odds?

Gordon Marshall

Adam Swift

Stephen Roberts

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a detailed conception of social class. It explains the theoretical rationale for using the Goldthorpe class schema for studying patterns of social mobility and examines the implications of this method of class analysis for the study of social justice issues. The Goldthorpe approach is more theoretically developed and better documented from the point of view of operationalization than most other methods. It has a seven-fold classification, the categories of which are said to aggregate occupational groupings whose members share similar market and work situations.

Keywords:   social class, Goldthorpe class scheme, social mobility, social justice, class analysis

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