Includes bibliographical references (p. -259) and index.
PART I Social Stratification and Class Analysis Social Mobility: Types, Trends and Critique The Political Economy, Social Stratification and Class Formation in Postwar Greece Education, Social Mobility, and the Question Of Meritocracy PART II Contextualizing the Case Study Quantitative Aspects of Social Mobility Occupational Trajectories and Experiences of Mobility Educational Experiences and Pathways to Social Mobility Alternative Pathways to Social Mobility: The Role of Emigration, Marriage and Political Patronage Epilogue/Discussion Appendix 1: The Major Political, Economic and Social Events in Greece, 1936-2011 Appendix 2: The Register Appendix 3: Quantitative Data Analysis.
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The postwar orthodoxy postulated that education is both a mechanism for upward social mobility and an engine for economic growth. This book challenges these mainstream conceptions. Using Greece and the Roma people in particular as a case study, Themelis examines qualitative and quantitative social mobility findings to explore the changes associated with education and to analyze their importance for individuals and society. (source: Nielsen Book Data)