Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century

Diewald M, Schulz W, Baier T (2015)
European Sociological Review 31(2): 172-183.

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What happens in the occupational careers of men if the intergenerational continuity in status reproduction is disrupted by the failure to reproduce the parental level of educational attainment? We frame this failure as a risk for intergenerational status maintenance and ask whether such a risk induces extra effort by way of compensation. By studying eight birth cohorts born between 1919 and 1971 characterized by largely differing conditions with regard to educational and occupational opportunities, we examine how macro-social conditions contribute to opportunities to compensate for such failure later on. In examining this question, we add a new piece to the puzzle of how social origin and education contribute to status attainment and of how the social context shapes these linkages across historical time. We estimated multilevel growth curve models to assess the effect of educational downward mobility (EDM) on the development of occupational status over the career. Our empirical results show that the status of men who experience EDM increases faster over the course of their careers. Moreover, these men reach a slightly higher status as compared with their peers who had reached at least the same educational level as their fathers. The prevailing macro-societal conditions did not cause variation in the effect of EDM on men's career attainment.
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Diewald M, Schulz W, Baier T. Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century. European Sociological Review. 2015;31(2):172-183.
Diewald, M., Schulz, W., & Baier, T. (2015). Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century. European Sociological Review, 31(2), 172-183.
Diewald, M., Schulz, W., and Baier, T. (2015). Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century. European Sociological Review 31, 172-183.
Diewald, M., Schulz, W., & Baier, T., 2015. Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century. European Sociological Review, 31(2), p 172-183.
M. Diewald, W. Schulz, and T. Baier, “Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century”, European Sociological Review, vol. 31, 2015, pp. 172-183.
Diewald, M., Schulz, W., Baier, T.: Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century. European Sociological Review. 31, 172-183 (2015).
Diewald, Martin, Schulz, Wiebke, and Baier, Tina. “Intergenerational Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment and Occupational Careers in West Germany in the Twentieth Century”. European Sociological Review 31.2 (2015): 172-183.
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