Harry B.G. Ganzeboom

Harry B.G. Ganzeboom
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU · Department of Sociology

PhD

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September 2002 - present
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Position
  • Professor of Sociology and Social Research Methodology
September 1993 - September 2003
Utrecht University
Position
  • Professor
January 1990 - August 1993
Radboud University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (149)
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In this article we examine the occupational stratification of Suriname. The central question to be answered is whether international occupational stratification indicators are also applicable in the Surinamese situation, or that unique features prevail. According to common insights, occupational hierarchies are basically similar, both worldwide and...
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In het Nederlandse politieke bestel zijn partijen duidelijk gedifferentieerd naar het opleidingsniveau van hun kiezers. De hoogst opgeleide kiezers zijn die van D66 en GL, op enige afstand gevolgd door de VVD en de PvdD. Het laagst opgeleid zijn de kiezers van de PVV, en hun opleidingsniveau verschilt niet merkbaar van de niet-stemmers en van degen...
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In this paper we present a new international measure of social stratification, the ICAMS (International Cambridge Scale). Our aim is to bring new evidence to the hypothesis that the construct that underlies measures of social stratification as different as prestige scales, socioeconomic indexes, social distance and social status scales is actually...
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Volgens gangbare inzichten zijn beroepshiërarchieën wereldwijd en historisch sterk gelijkend (de ‘Treiman constante’). In dit paper onderzoeken wij of een landspecifieke schaling (SRSEI) van 39 beroepsgroepen in een in Suriname in 2011-2013 gehouden nationale survey (N=3929) afwijkt van de gangbare internationale schaling (ISEI). Wij vinden drie ma...
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Previous research has demonstrated that parental socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of the timing of entry into a first co-residential union. Whilst the majority of existing studies found that young adults from high-SES families delay their first union compared with those from lower-SES backgrounds, all these studies were conduc...
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Despite recent advances, critical areas in the analysis of European migration remain underdeveloped. We have only a limited understanding of the consequences of migration for migrants and their descendants, relative to staying behind; and our insights of intergenerational transmission is limited to two generations of those living in the destination...
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The effect of international migration on status attainment and social mobility on Surinamese in Suriname compared to Surinamese abroad. RESEARCH QUESTION. • Selective migration: who leaves (parental SES and Education) • Occupational status attainment: what occupational status do migrants attain compared to those who stayed behind? • Social fluid...
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Er zijn in de onderzoeksliteratuur verschillende ideeën in omloop over de ont-wikkeling van de beroepenstructuur, en meer in het bijzonder van de middenbe-roepen, in geavanceerde westerse economieën. Volgens de tot voor kort dominante Skill-Biased Technological Change-theorie verdwijnen er door technologische ont-wikkelingen veel laaggeschoolde ban...
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In this paper we present a new international measure of social stratification, the ICAMS (International Cambridge Scale). Our aim is to bring new evidence to the hypothesis that the construct that underlies measures of social stratification as different as prestige scales, socio-economic indexes, social distance and social status scales is actually...
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Migration is a life-changing experience not only for the migrants themselves but also for those left behind. Using a novel 'origins of migration' approach, this fascinating book reveals the true impact of migration across multiple aspects of migrants' lives by comparing three generations of Turkish migrants to Europe to their non-migrant counterpar...
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This chapter explores migrant entrepreneurship through an intergenerational examination of self-employment. In Europe and North America, certain migrant or ethnic groups are known to engage in businesses in large or growing numbers, often disproportionately to their group size. For example, Turks in Europe, especially the second generation, have in...
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A prominent topic in migration research on marriage is interethnic marriage of migrants with members of the destination country (Glick 2010). Alternatively migrants may select partners from their own ethnic group in the destination country or, more rarely, migrants from other countries. The country of origin is another relevant place to search for...
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For some time now, the Turkish-origin diaspora has been the biggest single minority population in Europe. While there have been close contacts between Europe and Turkey for centuries, this large flow was initiated with the major labour migration of the 1960s to early 1970s, facilitated by collateral agreements between Turkey and a number of countri...
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Migration and integration debates in society and politics are focusing more and more on the issues of gender inequality in both origin societies and migrant communities (Ayers 2007; Crul, Schneider and Lelie 2013; Fekete 2006; Ghorashi 2010; Prins and Saharso 2008; Roggeband and Verloo 2007). Academia has shown increasing interest as well, in parti...
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Some academics assert that migrants embrace the lifestyles and values of host societies across generations, whereas others claim they find reassurance in a familiar religion in the unfamiliar environment (Alba 2005; Hagan 2006; Hagan and Ebaugh 2003). For example, some say the discriminatory and exclusionary environment of European countries increa...
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Osman worked in a tea factory in Turkey. He was married with three children, two daughters and a son. His father was dead and his brother had moved to Europe. They used to work in the tobacco fields in Acısu, a village in Akçaabat. But in the 1960s, the tobacco fields were badly damaged by blue mould, causing many men to look elsewhere for work. Os...
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Fertility indicators receive substantial attention in migration research, with childbearing trends of migrant populations studied to obtain a complete picture of fertility in the destination countries (Sobotka 2008) or to understand the changes following an international migration and subsequent incorporation processes (Adsera and Ferrer 2014; Ande...
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The educational outcomes of individuals with a migrant background have attracted widespread interest from social researchers, policymakers, politicians and others. While the significantly lower performance of children with a migrant background in many receiving societies is well documented, a key question if we are to draw a more complete picture o...
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Over 50 years ago, large-scale Turkish migration to Western Europe started as institutionalised labour migration or the ‘guest worker’ system. At that time, factories, with the help of Turkish government agencies, started contracting Turkish workers to work in those industries suffering from a shortage of domestic employees. Turkish migrant workers...
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The regions covered by the ‘2000 Families’ study are in five of the 81 provinces of Turkey: Acıpayam (province of Denizli), Emirdağ (province of Afyon), Kulu (province of Konya), Şarkışla (province of Sivas), and Akçaabat (province of Trabzon) (see also the discussion in Chapter 2). In this chapter, we introduce these five regions, discuss their lo...
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Simply stated, the Turkish migrant population in Europe is large. In 2010, more than 1.6 million Turks lived in Germany, more than 450,000 in France, more than 370,000 in the Netherlands, and in excess of 110,000 in Austria. In total, more than 2.9 million Turks lived in the countries of the EU, with more than 56 per cent of these in Germany. These...
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The data on which this book is based were collected for the 2000 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe project. The unique design of the study can be characterised as origin-oriented, multi-site and multi-generational. It is origin-oriented because we focus on migrants and their descendants in European countries alongside their comparato...
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During the early decades of the Turkish labour migration to Europe, migrants were considered ‘guest-workers’ (Zorlu and Hartog 2002) who would eventually return home. Their integration was not expected. Today, with a second and third generation being born and raised in Europe, a well-established Turkish migrant community now lives in Europe with st...
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This chapter addresses the impact of migration on the size and composition of migrants’ social networks. Social networks, including acquaintanceships and informal contacts, friends and kin based ties, are a source of extensive sociological research for their significance in social mobility and status maintenance (Coleman 1988; Lin 1999), as well as...
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This article discusses the impact of arts socialization on participation in arts. Arts participation is characterized by large social inequalities. We focus on early arts socialization by parents and later socialization at school and discuss two models that explain the link between social inequalities and arts socialization: the cultural reproducti...
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The study compares the social mobility and status attainment of first- and second-generation Turkish migrants with those of Western European natives in nine destination countries and with those of Turks in Turkey. It shows that the children of low-class migrants are more likely to acquire a higher education than their counterparts in Turkey, making...
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This study examined the effect of working at non-standard times on the transition to first and second childbirth. Using quantitative couple data from two waves of the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study (N = 742) and semi-structured qualitative interviews (N = 29), we found a lower probability of having a first child when the female partner was engaged...
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Using longitudinal data from the Dutch Labor Force Supply Panel (OSA), this article examines how unemployment scarring (i.e., wage setbacks following unemployment) and its underlying mechanisms operate across gender in the Netherlands over the period 1985-2000. A series of fixed effect panel models that correct for unobserved heterogeneity, reveal...
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Despite extensive recent advances in the empirical and theoretical study of migration, certain critical areas in the analysis of European migration remain relatively underdeveloped both theoretically and empirically. Specifically, we lack studies that both incorporate an origin comparison and trace processes of intergenerational transmission across...
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This article examines educational stratification in highbrow cultural participation. There are two contrasting explanations of why cultural participation is stratified. The status hypothesis predicts that people come to appreciate particular forms of art because it expresses their belonging to a certain social group. The cognitive hypothesis stipul...
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Research on educational and occupational achievement of immigrants in Europe has mainly followed an assimilationist approach, focused on comparisons with natives or other immigrant groups (see for example Heath & Cheung 2007). However, this may not be at all the perspective that migrants themselves find most relevant, if we assume that people move...
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We present two methods to improve the comparative measurement of level of education. The first method derives optimal scale scores for all country-specific education categories distinguished in the European Social Survey Round 1–4 [ESS R1–R4]. This results in a novel continuous comparative education measure that we label ISLED: the International St...
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Ultees belangrijkste betekenis voor de sociologie – kort gezegd hoe hij deze discipline heeft ontward – ligt in de uitleg ervan via centrale probleemstellingen, de zogenoemde hoofdvragen van de sociologie. Aan Ultees bijdrage ligt een werkwijze ten grondslag die consequent is ontleend aan een popperiaanse wetenschapstheorie en methodologie, die hij...
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Summary A socio-economic index of occupational status scales occupations by the average level of education and average earnings of job holders. In this paper I report on a project to construct a new International Socio-Economic Index (ISEI-08) of occupational status, using data from pooled ISSP waves 2002-2007 on almost 200.000 men and women in 42...
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A socioeconomic index of occupational status scales occupations by the average level of education and average earnings of job holders. In this paper I report on a project to construct a new International SocioEconomic Index [ISEI-08] of occupational status, using data from pooled ISSP waves 2002-2007 on almost 200.000 men and women in 42 countries....
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The Netherlands has moved from being a comparatively closed society in the 1950s towards a relatively open one around 2000. Analysing occupational class mobility for men and for women in the labour force between 1970 and 1999 on the basis of 35 surveys, a clear downward trend in total social reproduction is found for men (-1.6% per year) and for wo...
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This paper brings together the virtues of linear regression models for status attainment models formulated by second-generation social mobility researchers and the strengths of log-linear models formulated by third-generation researchers, into fourth-generation social mobility models, by using conditional multinomial logistic regression (CMLR). The...
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The classification and scaling of occupations constitutes the foundation of much, if not most, research on social stratification. Whether one studies access to desirable positions in societies (such as education or income), consumer styles, health outcomes, social interaction patterns, or social values and attitudes, measures of social background w...
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This paper reports on the effects of art education in secondary schools on the cultural participation of Dutch students 10–20 years after leaving school. We draw our conclusion from a sample survey among 1034 students from 31 schools, half of whom took art as a subject of examination. Art examination subjects were more often chosen by students who...
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In The Netherlands a new compulsory programme, Arts and Cultural Education, has been implemented since 1998 in order to stimulate the cultural interest and the cultural activities of young people. Attending cultural activities is at the core of this programme and these activities should be of ‘generally accepted quality’. A research project by Utre...
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In analyses that deal with occupational mobility the question as to how the mother’s occupational status influences the process of occupational status attainment usually is passed over. Here we formulate hypotheses on over-time and life course dynamics of her influence: mothers’ (and fathers’) status transfer for cohorts of daughters born between 1...
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In analyses that deal with occupational mobility the question as to how the mother's occupational status influences the process of occupational status attainment usually is passed over. Here we formulate hypotheses on over-time and life course dynamics of her influence: mothers' (and fathers') status transfer for cohorts of daughters born between 1...
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The first objective of this article is to clarify which model best captures the structure and trend of the influence of social origin on children's education. The second objective is to analyse how general conclusions on historical trends in educational reproduction change if we add mother's status background to the model. Six contrasting hypothese...
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To what extent do the mother's and father's jobs and occupational sex-typing influence the status and sex-typing of their children's occupation at first entry into the labour market? Referring to a database containing 5027 respondents of two merged Dutch surveys held between 1992 and 1995, this study finds that the effect of the mother's occupation...
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To what extent do the mother's and father's jobs and occupational sex-typing influence the status and sex-typing of their children's occupation at first entry into the labour market? Referring to a database containing 5027 respondents of two merged Dutch surveys held between 1992 and 1995, this study finds that the effect of the mother's occupation...
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This article addresses the effects of economic and political change on social mobility in Hungary between 1910 and 1989 by investigating whether the effects of family background on schooling and the effects of family background and schooling on first occupation vary between periods in Hungary's twentieth-century history. For this purpose, we distin...
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Este artículo investiga la medida en que los ciudadanos defienden los principios distributivos meritocráticos en comparación con los igualitarios en las sociedades socialistas antes y después de la transformación de 1989, comparándolos con los ciudadanos de las sociedades de mercado. Se ha construido una medida que contrasta los principios de distr...
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This paper empirically addresses social change and stability in Slovenia in the 20th century. After describing historical determinants and examining stratification research in Slovenia, it brings together information on long-term trends in intergenerational mobility, using the core of the Blau-Duncan model for estimating basic parental effect withi...
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This paper presents an analysis of patterns of access to education in six Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Slovakia) between 1940 and 1985. As in other industrial countries, average educational attainment (measured by duration, i.e. years in school) has increased greatly since 1940. But the expansio...
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Status attainment in the Netherlands is analysed using both linear regression and multinomial logistic (MNL) regression for male labour-market cohorts between 1920 and 1990. The quasi row and columns 2 mobility model (Logan, 1983; Goodman, 1979) is included in the MNL model, and a stereotyped ordered regression model (Anderson, 1984; DiPrete, 1990)...
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This paper provides operational procedures for coding internationally comparable measures of occupational status from the recently published International Standard Classification of Occupation 1988 (ISCO88) of the International Labor Office (ILO, 1990). We first discuss the nature of the ISCO88 classification and its relationship to national classi...
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In this article we compare bivariate and multivariate models for homogamy of social origin and education to test whether bivariate models of homogamy lead to biased results. We use data on Hungarian couples married between 1930 and 1979 and loglinear models of scaled association. The results indicate some differences between bivariate and multivari...
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In this paper we investigate the role of parents' cultural resources on their children's educational attainment in France and the Netherlands. Basedon cultural reproduction theory, as formulated by Bourdieu, we expect par ent's cultural practices to promote their offsprings's educational attainment, over and above the effect of other background cha...
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François Mitterrand, the first socialist PresidentofFrance since the secondworld war, recently stated: "Faciliter l'accès de tous aux oeuvres, aux savoirs; d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, telle est la première ambition des grands projets" (Mitterrand 1989: 5). Apparently, different social strata do not participate equally in high culture, be this is a mat...
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In this paper we present an International Socio-Economic Index of occupational status (ISEI), derived from the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO), using comparably coded data on education, occupation, and income for 73,901 full-time employed men from 16 countries. We use an optimal scaling procedure, assigning scores to eac...
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In this article we review 40 years of cross-national comparative research on the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic advantage, with particulax attention to developments over the past 15 years--that is, since the transition between (what have become known as) the second and third generations of social stratification and mobility researc...
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This paper reports on the structure of the intergenerational transmission of social inequality in Hungary in 1982. In the theoretical part of the paper, we compare a functionalist account of the intergenerational transmission of inequality with a cultural reproduction point of view. It is argued that in socialist states, which have weakened economi...
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This paper reports on the structure of the intergenerational transmission of social inequality in Hungary in 1982. In the theoretical part of the paper, we compare a functionalist account of the intergenerational transmission of inequality with a cultural reproduction point of view. It is argued that in socialist states, which have weakened economi...