Structural Explanations for Inequality and Mobility in Bureaucratized Organizations

  • Thomas A. DiPrete
Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


Sociology has traditionally analyzed the problem of social inequality through the framework of class structure or through the study of mechanisms that produce status inheritance in modern as well as traditional societies. But in recent years, a new approach to the classic problem has emerged from studies of the life chances of working men and women. It is now recognized that the structure of labor markets plays a principal role in the generation and maintenance of social inequality.


Labor Market Civil Service Institutionalization Theory Structural Explanation Equal Employment Opportunity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. DiPrete
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  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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