The State and Life Chances in Urban China

The State and Life Chances in Urban China

Author: Xueguang Zhou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139442511

Category: Social Science

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This book presents a systematic study of social stratification processes in urban China, from 1949 to 1994. Based on the life histories of a sample of urban residents from 20 Chinese cities, this book addresses two themes: (1) the interplay between redistribution and social stratification under state socialism in urban China, especially the impact of the state and state policies on individual life chances, in such areas as education, labor force participation, promotion in organizations, and the distribution of manifest and latent economic benefits; (2) an assessment of sources and extent of China's economic transformation since the 1980s. The author blends sociological analysis and sensitivity to the historical context in interpreting changes and continuity in the 45-year history of state socialist China. This is a comprehensive and rigorous study of social stratification in China.
Gender, Literacy, and Life Chances in Sub-Saharan Africa
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Benedicta Egbo
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Taking as a starting point the taken-for-granted assumption that literacy affects women's lives in very important ways, the author provides much needed evidence from research in a rural community in Sub-Saharan Africa, that show the value of literacy in increasing the life chances of women. The book concludes with macro
The State and Life Chances in Urban China
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Xueguang Zhou
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents a systematic study of social stratification processes in urban China, from 1949 to 1994. Based on the life histories of a sample of urban residents from 20 Chinese cities, this book addresses two themes: (1) the interplay between redistribution and social stratification under state socialism in urban
Life's Chances
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: Christopher P. Kruse
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-17 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

This is a "movie" written in book form. This is a "movie" about a group of friends that turn to a life of crime due to circumstances out of their control. Their life of crime was not killing and mayhem. They needed money so they stole it from drug dealers.
Life Chances, Education and Social Movements
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lyle Munro
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-20 - Publisher: Anthem Press

'Life Chances, Education and Social Movements' explains the sociology of life chances; the opportunities and experiences of different generations in Australia, the United States and the UK; and how the differential distribution of life-enhancing opportunities affects our well-being. Ralf Dahrendorf’s life-chances theory is used to support the theoretical and empirical
Unequal Life Chances
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Harsh Mander, Anirban Bhattacharya, Vivek Mishra, Astha Singla, Usman Jawed Siddiqi
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

India is passing through a phase where a major share of its population is in its prime and of working age. Many have spoken of the ‘dividend’ that we could reap from what is being called the ‘youth bulge’. With the gaping inequalities in our society, the youth in this