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The changing structure of occupations and wage inequality

Subtitle:
The polarisation of the British labour market, 1970s-2000s
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This thesis investigates the co-evolution of the changing structure of occupations and the growth in wage inequality in Britain since the 1970s and the subsequent stabilisation during the 2000s. Occupations provide the single most important unit of analysis for economic inequality in stratification research, providing the basis for socioeconomic status, prestige scales, job desirability scores, and social class schemas. Although there was a ‘massive rise’ in wage inequality, relatively lit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:4fd5a768-7805-465e-a1e5-5e03323014c8
Local pid:
ora:6242
Language:
English
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