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Author Devine, Fiona.

Title Class practices : how parents help their children get good jobs / Fiona Devine
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages)
Contents Material help with education and employment -- Financial choices and sacrifices for children -- Aspirations and ambitions for 'good' jobs -- Hopes, happiness and 'fulfilling potential' -- Luck and contacts in the forging of careers -- Networks and friends in school and beyond
Summary This is an important new comparative study of social mobility based on qualitative interviews with middle-class parents in America and Britain. It addresses the key issue of the stability of class relations and middle-class reproduction and how parents seek to increase their children's chances of educational success and occupational advancement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Education -- Parent participation -- Great Britain.
Education -- Parent participation -- United States.
Employees -- Recruiting -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Employees -- Recruiting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Parents -- Social networks -- Great Britain.
Parents -- Social networks -- United States.
Social mobility -- Great Britain.
Social mobility -- United States.
Social surveys -- Great Britain.
Social surveys -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511211546
0511215126 (electronic bk.)
0511216912 (electronic bk.)
0511488777 (ebook)
0521006538 (paperback)
052180941X (cloth)
9780511215124 (electronic bk.)
9780511216916 (electronic bk.)
9780511488771 (ebook)
9780521006538 (paperback)
9780521809412 (cloth)