La mobilité sociale intergénérationnelle en Belgique. Rôle de l’origine sociale dans les destinées sociales et scolaires et dimension sexuée de la fluidité sociale

English title: Intergenerational Social Mobility in Belgium. The Role of Social Origin in Social and Educational Destinies and the Gender Dimension of Social Fluidity

Author(s): Joël Girès -

Language: French

Type: Journal article

Year: 2011


The goal of this article is to trace general tendencies concerning intergenerational social mobility in Belgium based on recently produced data, the last in-depth study on a national level dating back to 1970. The questions treated more specifically are the role of social origin in social and educational destinies as well as the gender dimension of social fluidity. Produced in the context of “The European Social Survey”, the data are analysed in contingency tables with the aid of log-linear models and adequacy tests. Concerning socio-professional destinies, the study shows a tendency toward social immobility. Concerning educational destinies, we note that individuals’ educational levels are correspondingly higher among those issuing from higher categories in the social hierarchy. Moreover, our analyses lead us to conclude to the existence of different “types” of mobility for men and women if we consider mobility from the angle of the “property” criterion.

Volume: 42

Issue: 1

From page no: 3

To page no: 23

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques

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