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Social Differentiation And Social Inequality Essays In Honor Of John Pock

Recent commentary has suggested that the relatively high fertility of poorly educated women tends to dampen the average intellectual qualifications of the population. To evaluate this claim requires a model of population growth that takes account of fertility differences among women with varying levels of educational attainment and patterns of intergenerational educational mobility. This article describes such a model and applies it to census, vital statistics, and survey data on fertility, mortality, and intergenerational mobility data for African-American and white women in the United States from 1925 to 1995. Although fertility rates are generally higher for women at the lower end of the educational distribution, this has had a negligible effect on the trend in average educational attainment. These fertility differences are neither large enough nor consistent enough to lower educational attainment. More important, high rates of intergenerational educational mobility almost completely offset the effects of differential fertility. Although black women have historically had more children than white women, fertility differences within and between the races have not had much effect impact on educational inequality between the races. Indeed, in the most recent period, only white women continue to exhibit a negative correlation between education and fertility. Thus, if recent fertility patterns persist, they will accelerate a convergence of educational attainment between blacks and whites.

David B. Grusky
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Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective
byDavid B. Grusky
3.94 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender
byDavid B. Grusky(Editor), Szonja Szelényi(Editor)
3.95 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, And Gender
byDavid B. Grusky, Szonja Szelényi(Editor)
4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men
byMaria Charles, David B. Grusky
3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
The Declining Significance of Gender?
byFrancine D. Blau(Editor), Mary C. Brinton(Editor), David B. Grusky(Editor)
3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
Occupy the Future
byDavid B. Grusky(Editor), Doug McAdam(Editor), Rob Reich(Editor), Debra Satz(Editor)
3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Great Recession, The
byDavid B. Grusky(Editor), Bruce Western(Editor), Christopher Wimer(Editor)
3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Poverty and Inequality
byDavid B. Grusky(Editor), Ravi Kanbur(Editor)
3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research in Sociology and Economics
byStephen L. Morgan(Editor), David B. Grusky(Editor), Gary S. Fields(Editor)
3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
The New Gilded Age: The Critical Inequality Debates of Our Time
byDavid B. Grusky(Editor), Tamar Kricheli-Katz(Editor)
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012 — 4 editions
Social Differentiation And Social Inequality: Essays In Honor Of John Pock
byJames N. Baron(Editor), David B. Grusky(Editor), Donald J. Treiman(Editor), Paul M. Siegel(Contributor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1996
The Inequality Puzzle: European And Us Leaders Discuss Rising Income Inequality
byRoland Berger, David B. Grusky, Tobias Raffel, Geoffrey Samuels
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions


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