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Socio-economic and ethnic inequalities in social capital from the family among labour market entrants

Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe UGent, Yaojun Li and Bart Van de Putte UGent (2013) EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW. 29(4). p.683-694
abstract
This study investigates how the socio-economic positions of the parents shape the access to social capital of their children. We examine the influence of three parental socio-economic positions on the access to three job-finding resources from the family among labour market entrants. In addition, we examine how ethnic differences in family social capital are rooted in the unequal socio-economic positions of different ethnic categories. For these purposes, we collected data from 2,176 labour market entrants in Belgium and designed an instrument to measure three types of job-finding resources: labour market information, job information, and encouragement to search for a job. Moreover, we used a multidimensional perspective on social stratification by examining the educational levels, the social class positions, and the employment statuses of the parents. Our results show substantial socio-economic inequalities in family social capital: labour market entrants whose parents are higher educated, employed and/or from the service class have more access to job-finding resources from the family. Moreover, ethnic minorities in Belgium, especially the Turks, Moroccans, and Balkans, have less access to job-finding resources from the family than natives. These findings demonstrate the powerful interplay of parental socio-ethnic influences in shaping inequalities in social capital. Moreover, it is the first crucial step to establish how socio-economic inequalities are reproduced over generations through the functioning of social capital.
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subject
keyword
Labour markent entry, Resource Generator, Family networks, Social capital, Social networks, Ethnic inequalities, Belgium, Turks, Balkan, Moroccans, Socio-Economic inequalities, OCCUPATIONAL-STATUS, STATUS ATTAINMENT, NETWORKS, RESOURCES, MOBILITY, OUTCOMES, TIES
journal title
EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW
Eur. Sociol. Rev.
volume
29
issue
4
pages
683 - 694
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000323047400001
JCR category
SOCIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.99 (2013)
JCR rank
11/138 (2013)
JCR quartile
1 (2013)
ISSN
0266-7215
DOI
10.1093/esr/jcs047
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2068274
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2068274
date created
2012-03-17 18:04:19
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:38:14
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  author       = {Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul and Li, Yaojun and Van de Putte, Bart},
  issn         = {0266-7215},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW},
  keyword      = {Labour markent entry,Resource Generator,Family networks,Social capital,Social networks,Ethnic inequalities,Belgium,Turks,Balkan,Moroccans,Socio-Economic inequalities,OCCUPATIONAL-STATUS,STATUS ATTAINMENT,NETWORKS,RESOURCES,MOBILITY,OUTCOMES,TIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {683--694},
  title        = {Socio-economic and ethnic inequalities in social capital from the family among labour market entrants},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcs047},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul, Yaojun Li, and Bart Van de Putte. 2013. “Socio-economic and Ethnic Inequalities in Social Capital from the Family Among Labour Market Entrants.” European Sociological Review 29 (4): 683–694.
APA
Verhaeghe, P.-P., Li, Y., & Van de Putte, B. (2013). Socio-economic and ethnic inequalities in social capital from the family among labour market entrants. EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 29(4), 683–694.
Vancouver
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Verhaeghe P-P, Li Y, Van de Putte B. Socio-economic and ethnic inequalities in social capital from the family among labour market entrants. EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW. 2013;29(4):683–94.
MLA
Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul, Yaojun Li, and Bart Van de Putte. “Socio-economic and Ethnic Inequalities in Social Capital from the Family Among Labour Market Entrants.” EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 29.4 (2013): 683–694. Print.