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On class differences in political engagement & participation
- Social Class and Political Engagement in the United States, Sociology Compass 10, no. 8. This is a review essay; I make similar points with far fewer citations in the blog post Whose Democracy? The Class Divide in Political Participation in the United States, at Policy Trajectories and in the podcast The Ballpark, Episode 5, from the LSE's U.S. Centre.
- The Willingness to State an Opinion: Inequality, Don't Know Response, and Political Participation. Sociological Forum 30 (4). The methodological appendix referenced in the paper is here. I made related arguments using multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) instead of regression in Political Competence in the United States in the Danish journal Praktiske Grunde. (Or, go straight to the pdf.) Similar analyses & arguments were published in my chapter in Trente Ans Après La Distinction, “The Distribution of Political Opinions in the United States.” (Or at least I'm reasonably sure they were, that's in French, and it was translated for me. I speak no French.)
- The Right to Speak: Differences in Political Engagement among the British Elite. The Sociological Review 63 (2): 349–72.This article uses data from the Great British Class Survey to show that the biggest differences in political engagment among privileged people in the UK are associated with the composition of their social networks and the kinds of cultural participation they do.
On class & inequality & the "Class Ceiling"
- The Class Pay Gap in Higher Professional and Managerial Occupations. Published in American Sociological Review, by Daniel Laurison & Sam Friedman. We show that there are substantial and previously undected income differences by social origin among people in elite occupations in the UK, even in the same occupation, even controlling for everything we could think of to control for. If you want a summary with fewer words and more pretty graphics, Introducing the Class Ceiling at the LSE Politics & Policy blog gives the overview, and the working paper (pdf) was published by LSE Sociology. There's now also a report for the UK's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, here (pdf). This work has gotten a fair amount of press. A couple examples are:
- 'Like Skydiving Without a Parachute': How Class Origin Shapes Occupational Trajectories in British Acting. (Open-access pdf). By Sam Friedman, Dave O'Brien, and me: a mixed-methods investigation the disadvantages faced by working-class origin actors, in Sociology.
- Breaking the ‘Class’ Ceiling? Social Mobility into Britain’s Elite Occupations. This is our original Class Ceiling paper, published (June 2015) at The Sociological Review, by Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison (me), and Andrew Miles. This is with GBCS (huge web survey, non-representative) data, the ASR paper (above) uses data from the nationally-representative UK Labour Force Survey.
- Social Class in the 21st Century. Penguin/Pelican book (intended for a general audience), published November 2015. Authors are Mike Savage & then eight of us (even though only Mike Savage's name is on the front cover). I wrote the chapter on social capital, and contributed to various other bits. You can read the first chapter for free, and a blog post about the book (written by Mike Savage, not me) & the other work coming out of the GBCS is here.
- On Social Class, Anno 2014. In the journal Sociology, also by Mike Savage & then seven of us. It's a response to criticisms of Savage et al 2013, of which there were many. I wasn't involved in writing the 2013 article, and I don't think it's perfect by any means (what is?) but I do think a lot of the criticisms were... ungenerous.