An old model of social class?: job characteristics and the NS-SEC schema

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Author: Williams, Mark


This article explores the relationship between the job characteristics underlying the Goldthorpe model of social class (work monitoring difficulty and human asset specificity) and those underlying theories of technological change (routine and analytical tasks) highlighted as key drivers for growing inequality. Analysis of the 2012 British Skills and Employment Survey demonstrates monitoring difficulty and asset specificity predict National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification (NS-SEC) membership and employment relations in ways expected by the Goldthorpe model, but the role of asset...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Equity; Statistics

Keywords: Labour relations; Employer employee relationship; Technological change; Occupational structure; Job requirements; Socioeconomic background; Social status; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Los Angeles, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Also called: An old model of social class?: job characteristics and the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification schema

Journal volume: 31

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2017

Pages: pp. 153-165

ISSN: 0950-0170, 1469-8722 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.949

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