The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: Inequalities through the Life Course

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC28 Social Stratification (host committee)

Language: English

Societies around the world with different welfare provisions are characterized by socio-economic polarization. A key mechanism that drives socio-economic polarization is cumulative (dis)advantages across the life course. This session focuses on the extent to which, and the social and political conditions under which, disparities in human and social capital, family life, and health cumulate through the life course, leading to inter-group polarization. Priority will be given to papers who use empirical data to examine the extent to which the Mathew effect –“the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” – manifests in economic and non-material dimensions.
Session Organizers:
Irina TOMESCU-DUBROW, CONSIRT, Polish Academy of Sciences and The Ohio State university, Poland and Kazimierz M. SLOMCZYNSKI, The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences, USA
Oral Presentations
Wealth Accumulation in the Household. Whose Disadvantages Matter?
Valentina PONOMARENKO, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Spatial Analysis of Labour Market Inequality in Mexico, 2005-2015
Lukasz CZARNECKI, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico; Andrés ROSALES, CONACYT Cátedras, Mexico
“to Him That Hath Shall be Given”: The Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth through the Life Course
Ronny KOENIG, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Bettina ISENGARD, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Marc SZYDLIK, University of Zurich, Switzerland