Dispassionate in its approach, clear in its presentation and comprehensive in its treatment, Class in Britain provides an indispensable guide and sourcebook for all those who need to know, or are interested in, the social structure of Britain today. It is written for a very wide–ranging audience including students, social scientists, teachers, politicians and administrators.
Part I: Social Class and This Book: .
Social Class: a Subject for all Seasons.
Social Class in Research.
About This Book.
Part II: The Social Classes in Britain:.
The Distribution of Social Class in Britain.
How the Public Sees Social Class.
Part III: Life–Chances. Birth, Infancy and Childhood. Health. Life–Style and Health:.
Use of Health Services.
Part IV: Income, Wealth, Poverty and Expenditure:.
Part V: Work, Unemployment and Social Mobility:.
Part VI: Family, Children and Home:.
Part VII:. Education. Adults and Education.
Children′s Schooling and Education.
Part VIII: Religion, Crime, Law, Politics and Opinion:.
Crime and the Law.
Part IX: Leisure and the Media:.
Part X: Class in a Classless Society: .
References and Author Index.
the most useful writer on the conventional empirical realities of class in Britain. This book is up to date and based on large–scale research figures. The presentation is straightforward but sophisticated. It will be eminently valuable not just to all social scientists but to practitioners and anyone interested in modern Britain. It is a considerable achievement to present what amounts to a catalogue of social class differences."
Colin Bell, University of Edinburgh