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Do Parents Matter? Revisiting Ethnic Penalties in Occupation among Second Generation Ethnic Minorities in England and Wales

Carolina Zuccotti has published a new article in Sociology: Do Parents Matter? Revisiting Ethnic Penalties in Occupation among Second Generation Ethnic Minorities in England and Wales Abstract The article studies the role of the class of origin in the occupational outcomes of second generation ethnic minorities and white British in England and Wales. In so doing, it reconsiders the relationship between ‘ethnic penalties’ and intergenerational social reproduction (or the reverse: intergenerational social mobility) by combining approaches from the migration and social stratification literatures. Two main hypotheses are tested. The first states that the class of origin, or parental social backg... »

Special Issue: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? Edited by Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén

Special Issue: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? Edited by Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén Published by Taylor and Francis Online, containing the following articles: Can the Welfare State as We Know It Survive? A View from the Crisis-Ridden South European Periphery Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén Pages: 295-307 Reassessing South European Pensions after the Crisis: Evidence from Two Decades of Reforms David Natali & Furio Stamati Pages: 309-330 South European Healthcare Systems under Harsh Austerity: A Progress–Regression Mix? Maria Petmesidou, Emmanuele Pavolini & Ana M. Guillén Pages: 331-352  ‘Social... »

Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe

Dr Georg Picot’s book, Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe, is now available in paperback from Routledge: Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe Summary: When political parties make policy decisions they are influenced by the competition they face from other parties. This book examines how party competition and party systems affect reforms of social protection. Featuring a historical comparison of Italy and Germany post-1945, it shows how a high number of parties and ideological polarization lead to fragmented and unequal social benefits.  The book brings together two important issues in welfare state research... »

Mapping Youth Transitions in Europe

A new report has been published by STYLE advisor, Massimiliano Mascherini, from Eurofound Summary: Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in entering the labour market. Although the youth unemployment rate in a few Member States has started to fall, overall 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. In 2012, 14.6 million young people across Europe were not in employment, education or training (NEETs), accounting for 15.9% of the entire population of those aged 15–29. This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing in particular on their school-to-work transition, while also monitoring their... »

Changing Lanes – Promoting resilience to reoffending

A new booklet has been produced by boingboing in association with the University of Brighton and community groups in Hastings. The booklet outlines a Resilience Framework designed to support young people to manage life when it’s tough. The application of the Framework discussed in the booklet is based on research carried out in Hastings, East Sussex. The research aimed to understand the barriers young men faced in turning their lives around after being involved in crime and also the mechanisms that supported them to overcome their adversities. It also examines the work of several organisations set up to help young men overcome adversity. The booklet can be found here: Changing Lanes &#... »