The Resource The Son Also Rises : Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, Gregory Clark

The Son Also Rises : Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, Gregory Clark

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The Son Also Rises : Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
Title
The Son Also Rises
Title remainder
Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
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Gregory Clark
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique—tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods—renowned economic historian Gregory Clark reveals that mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, do not vary across societies, and are resistant to social policies. Clark examines and compares surnames in such diverse cases as modern Sweden and Qing Dynasty China. He demonstrates how fate is determined by ancestry and that almost all societies have similarly low social mobility rates. Challenging popular assumptions about mobility and revealing the deeply entrenched force of inherited advantage, The Son Also Rises is sure to prompt intense debate for years to come
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Gregory Clark is professor of economics at the University of California, Davis.
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IN-ChSCO
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Clark, Gregory
Government publication
other
LC call number
HT612
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
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  • History
  • Social mobility
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
  • Political Economics, other
  • Social mobility
  • Social Sciences, Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
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specialized
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The Son Also Rises : Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, Gregory Clark
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Modern England: Th e Deep Roots of the Present
  • 6. A Law of Social Mobility
  • 7. Nature versus Nurture
  • PART II. Testing the Laws of Mobility
  • 8. India: Caste, Endogamy, and Mobility
  • 9. China and Taiwan: Mobility aft er Mao
  • 10. Japan and Korea: Social Homogeneity and Mobility
  • 11. Chile: Mobility among the Oligarchs
  • 12. The Law of Social Mobility and Family Dynamics
  • 13. Protestants, Jews, Gypsies, Muslims, and Copts: Exceptions to the Law of Mobility?
  • Frontmatter
  • 14. Mobility Anomalies
  • PART III. The Good Society
  • 15. Is Mobility Too Low? Mobility versus Inequality
  • 16. Escaping Downward Social Mobility
  • Appendix 1: measuring social mobility
  • Appendix 2: deriving mobility rates from surname frequencies
  • Appendix 3: discovering the status of your surname lineage
  • Data sources for figures and tables
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Backmatter
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction: Of Ruling Classes and Underclasses: Th e Laws of Social Mobility
  • PART I. Social Mobility by Time and Place
  • 2. Sweden: Mobility Achieved?
  • 3. The United States: Land of Opportunity
  • 4. Medieval England: Mobility in the Feudal Age
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(384 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851096
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851096
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459830
  • (OCoLC)984614484
  • (DE-B1597)9781400851096
Label
The Son Also Rises : Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, Gregory Clark
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Modern England: Th e Deep Roots of the Present
  • 6. A Law of Social Mobility
  • 7. Nature versus Nurture
  • PART II. Testing the Laws of Mobility
  • 8. India: Caste, Endogamy, and Mobility
  • 9. China and Taiwan: Mobility aft er Mao
  • 10. Japan and Korea: Social Homogeneity and Mobility
  • 11. Chile: Mobility among the Oligarchs
  • 12. The Law of Social Mobility and Family Dynamics
  • 13. Protestants, Jews, Gypsies, Muslims, and Copts: Exceptions to the Law of Mobility?
  • Frontmatter
  • 14. Mobility Anomalies
  • PART III. The Good Society
  • 15. Is Mobility Too Low? Mobility versus Inequality
  • 16. Escaping Downward Social Mobility
  • Appendix 1: measuring social mobility
  • Appendix 2: deriving mobility rates from surname frequencies
  • Appendix 3: discovering the status of your surname lineage
  • Data sources for figures and tables
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Backmatter
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction: Of Ruling Classes and Underclasses: Th e Laws of Social Mobility
  • PART I. Social Mobility by Time and Place
  • 2. Sweden: Mobility Achieved?
  • 3. The United States: Land of Opportunity
  • 4. Medieval England: Mobility in the Feudal Age
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(384 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851096
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851096
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459830
  • (OCoLC)984614484
  • (DE-B1597)9781400851096

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