Van 'ascription' naar 'achievement'? Trends in statusverwerving in Nederland tussen 1930 en 1980
To examine patterns in social mobility in the Netherlands, questionnaire data were obtained from 9,548 men, 1970-1987, who entered the labor market 1929-1980. Instead of a standard mobility table, a simple status attainment model is used based on fathers' & sons' educational & job status. A historical analysis reveals why ascription & inheritance models of occupational mobility were transformed during the twentieth century. Various trends & fluctuations are traced to changes on the national scale. It is concluded that the modernization process had a negative impact on ascription processes & a positive impact on achievement processes. 5 Tables, 5 Figures, 24 References.