The Influences of within-Family Inequalities on Intergenerational Transmission and Social Stratification

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC28 Social Stratification (host committee)

Language: English

There is much research on the effects of between-family inequalities in resources and behaviors on intergenerational social reproduction. Yet, studies show that children from the same family can also differ a lot, contributing significantly to the overall societal stratification system. This is not only due to changes in the family structure that age-different siblings experience, but also holds true for twins. The planned session focusses on research facilitating our understanding of within-family inequalities, and how they translate into differences in the intergenerational transmission of (dis-)advantages and contribute to patterns of social mobility.

Possible topics include - but are not limited to - studies of within-family differences in inequality-related outcomes like status, earnings, educational achievements, and skill development. Studies of mechanism producing such within-family differences may comprise the classical family resources, family structure and family development. But the contributions may also focus on factors like stress or differences in parental behavior induced by differential developmental potential of children, as well as differences in parental expectations related to birth order or gender of children. Additionally, contexts outside the family like school- or neighborhood-environments and related opportunity structures and networks are of relevance. We are open for contributions addressing mechanisms related to genetic and other biological factors (i.e., research based on twin designs and studies using molecular genetic or epigenetic information) and their interplay with social forces.

Session Organizers:
Martin DIEWALD, Bielefeld University, Germany, Volker LANG, Bielefeld University, Germany, Tina BAIER, Bielefeld University, Germany and Bastian MOENKEDIEK, Bielefeld University, Germany
Bastian MOENKEDIEK, Bielefeld University, Germany
Oral Presentations
Intergenerational Transfers and the Concentration of Wealth within Family Lineages
Fabian PFEFFER, University of Michigan, USA; Andreja SILIUNAS, Harvard University, USA; Alexandra KILLEWALD, Harvard University, USA
Social Networks and Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty
Marion FISCHER-NEUMANN, University of Hamburg, Germany; Petra BÖHNKE, University of Hamburg, Germany
Social and Genetic Influences of Educational Attainment and Their Variation According to Social Background.
Tina BAIER, Bielefeld University, Germany; Volker LANG, Bielefeld University, Germany
Intergenerational Transmission of Indigenous Languages and Schooling Inequalities in Peru
Rosario COLLATÓN CHICANA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
Distributed Papers