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Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Britain: Occupational Class and the Wage Structure in the Wake of the Great Recession

Williams, Mark (2017) Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Britain: Occupational Class and the Wage Structure in the Wake of the Great Recession Sociology.

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Abstract

Occupations traditionally played a central role in stratification accounts. In the wake of the Great Recession, debates regarding the extent and nature of occupational stratification have been reinvigorated. An exploration of occupational wage stratification patterns defined by both detailed occupational unit groups and the broader occupational class categories of the National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification (NS-SEC) reveals the proportion of wage inequality between occupations and occupational classes has remained broadly stable 1997 to 2015. No compelling evidence is found for growing wage inequalities between detailed occupations within NS-SEC categories. This article underlines the continued utility of occupations and particularly the NS-SEC grouping of them in describing the structure of stratification in contemporary Britain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Management
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Williams, Markm.t.williams@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 7 July 2017
Identification Number : 10.1177/0038038517712936
Uncontrolled Keywords : Britain; Occupations; Occupational class; NS-SEC; Stratification; Wage inequality
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 May 2017 09:40
Last Modified : 27 Jul 2017 12:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814148

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