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This publication makes an important contribution in the direction of knowing the hot classification buildings of post-industrial societies and the altering methods of social stratification and mobility. Drawing jointly comparative study at the dynamics of social stratification in a couple of key western societies, the authors increase a framework for the research of post-industrial classification formation.

They illustrate the importance of the relatives among the welfare nation and the loved ones, and the serious interface among gender and sophistication. Case experiences of america, the united kingdom, Canada, Germany, Norway and Sweden learn the differing program of those rules in person welfare states.

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Today, perhaps the lion's share of econ­ omic activity produces leisure or social reproduction for others, much of which may very well take place in the informal economy. It hardly makes sense to regard this as solely a 'tax' on the diminishing productive sector. The shape of our stratification system will depend on the degree to which there evolve 'economies' to service manufac­ turing, personal leisure or family social reproduction . I t i s perhaps i n our understanding of the household that our assumptions require most revision .

Yet, in terms of volume its essence lies closer to distribution (Browning and Singelmann, 1978) . One can speak of an internal organic inter­ dependency between these sectors in the sense that the logic of mass industrial production necessitates mass distribution linkages, and vice versa. 1 7 In the other 'economy' , we find the post-industrial services, whose vitality derives from the fundamental changes in societal reproduction discussed above. We distinguish three service indus­ tries, each identified by its unique role in reproduction.

Thus, Monte Carlo, Rome or Venice are hardly low-wage economies. This SAGE ebook is copyright and is supplied by Ebooks Corporation. Unauthorised distribution forbidden. Copyrighted Material 2 Trends in Contemporary Class Structuration: A Six-nation Comparison G¢sta Esping-Andersen, Zina Assimakopoulou and Kees van Kersbergen As a first step towards an understanding of the evolving 'post­ industrial' employment order, this chapter examines almost three decades of industrial and occupational change.

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