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  1. LibGuides: Online Library Support and Resources for Your Subject 1 item
  2. 1. Social Inequalities: Denitions and Concepts 4 items
    This week will include an overview of the topics to be covered, the format of the course and an introduction to the topic of social inequalities. There will also be a brief discussion of some of the criteria by which papers will be evaluated (e.g. reliability, validity, generalisability, and representativeness).
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Surveys in social research - D. A. De Vaus 2014

        Book  Read Chapter 4

    2. Additional Reading 2 items
      1. Social research methods - A. Bryman 2016

        Book  Read Chapters 3, 7, 8, 17, 18.

  3. 2. Dimensions of inequality: social class, gender, and ethnicity 10 items
    The focus this week is upon the main dimensions of inequality, with a discussion of social class, gender and ethnicity. This will also include some issues around how these are conceptualised and measured.
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
      1. A Review of occupation- based social classi fications for social survey research [in] Methodological innovations - Roxanne Connelly, Vernon Gayle, Paul S. Lambert 2016

        Journal  Methodological Innovations Volume 9: 1–14

      2. Ethnicity and ethnic group measures in social survey research [in] Methodological innovations - Roxanne Connelly, Vernon Gayle, Paul S. Lambert 2016

        Journal  Methodological Innovations Volume 9 1–10

    2. Additional Reading 4 items
      1. Social stratification: class, race, and gender in sociological perspective - David B. Grusky, Katherine R. Weisshaar, Taylor & Francis 2014

        Book 

  4. 3. Inequalities in childhood experiences: early-year differences 8 items
    This week we will focus on a study which investigated potential reasons for differences in educational and health outcomes for young children. Lareau's Unequal Childhoods provides a detailed account of how families live their daily lives, how parents interact with their children, and how parents organise and engineer their children's experiences. This study provides insights into why some children might succeed, whilst others struggle.
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Additional Reading 6 items
      1. Parenting Style and Youth Outcomes in the UK [in] European Sociological Review - Chan, Tak Wing Koo, Anita 2011

        Article  European Sociological Review, 27(3), 385-399.

      2. A test of parenting strategies [in] Sociology: the journal of the British Sociological Association - British Sociological Association, M. Henderson 2013

        Article  Sociology, 47(3), 542-559.

  5. 4. Educational inequalities I: attainment in compulsory schooling Essential Reading 11 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
      1. Class Analysis and the Reorientation of Class Theory: The Case of Persisting Differentials in Educational Attainment [in] British Journal of Sociology - John H. Goldthorpe, author 1996

        Article  The British Journal of Sociology Vol. 47, No. 3, Special Issue for Lockwood (Sep., 1996), pp. 481-505 (25 pages)

      2. The myth of education-based meritocrac [in] New Economy - J. Goldthorpe 2003

        Article  New Economy. Dec 2003, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p234. 6p.

    2. Additional Reading 5 items
      1. Differences in exam performance between school types mirrors genotype differences between them [in] Science of Learning - Smith-Woolley, EmilyKrapohl, EvaSelzam, SaskiaRimfeld, KailiJean-baptisteVon Stumm, SophieAsbury, KathrynDale, PhilipKovas, YuliaPlomin, Robert 2017

        Article  3(1), 3.

  6. 5. Educational inequalities II: routes into and out of post- compulsory education 8 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. 'Social Background and Educational Transitions in England' Jackson, M [in] Determined to succeed?: performance versus choice in educational attainment - Michelle Victoria Jackson, ProQuest (Firm) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Chapter  Read Chapter 9 - Jackson, M 'Social Background and Educational Transitions in England' (pp. 253-278)

    2. Additional Reading 4 items
      1. Widening participation in higher education: analysis using linked administrative data. [in] Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - H. Chowdry, C. Crawford, L. Dearden, A. Goodman 2013

        Article  Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 176(2), 431-457.

  7. 6. Transitions from education to employment 9 items
    1. Essential Reading 5 items
      1. Skills at Work in Britain: First Findings from the Skills and Employment Survey - Felstead, A., Gallie, D., Green, F., and Inanc, H. 2012

        Document 

      2. The Changing Graduate Labour Market: Analysis Using a New Indicator of Graduate Jobs [in] IZA Journal of Labor Policy - Green, Francis; Henseke, GoloInstitute of Education, U College London; Institute of Education, U College London 2016

        Article 

    2. Additional Reading 4 items
      1. The Strength of Weak Ties [in] American journal of sociology, - Mark S. Granovetter 1360

        Article  78(6), 1360-1380

  8. 7. Occupational transition over the lifecourse and labour market experiences 9 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
    2. Additional Reading 3 items
      1. Career progression: Getting-on, getting-by and going nowhere [in] Education Economics - P. Dolton, G. Makepeace, O.D. Marcenaro-Gutierrez 2005

        Article  Education Economics Vol. 13, No. 2, 237–255, June 2005

  9. 8. The evidence for social mobility 13 items
    Social mobility refers to the movement of individuals between social strata. Social mobility may occur over the course of one's lifetime or between generations. The degree of social mobility is often used to indicate how `open' a society is, and the extent to which opportunities are structured systematically and fairly. Research on social mobility requires the measurement of complex theoretical concepts (e.g. social class or social status). Many studies of social mobility come to dierent conclusions about the nature of this process. In this week we will examine the complexities of social mobility research, and we will consider how we can draw conclusions from this body of research.
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Stratification: social division and inequality - Wendy Bottero 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 12

    2. Additional Reading 10 items
      1. State of the nation 2017: Social mobility in Great Britain 2017

        Webpage  The fifth annual 'State of the nation' report from the Social Mobility Commission.

  10. 9. Demographic inequalities: fertility and age-related in- equalities 9 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. The reversal of gender inequality in education, union formation and fertility in Europe [in] Vienna Yearbook of Population Research - Jan Van Bavel 2012

        Article  Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Vol. 10, Education and the Global Fertility Transition (2012), pp. 127-154 (28 pages)

    2. Additional Reading 5 items
      1. The Educational Gradient of Childbearing within Cohabitation in Europe [in] Population and Development Review - Brienna Perelli-HarrisWendy Sigle-RushtonMichaela KreyenfeldTrude LappegårdRenske KeizerCaroline Berghammer 2010

        Article  36(4): 775{801.

  11. 10. Geographical inequalities 6 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
    2. Additional Reading 2 items
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