A new paper on social mobility and culture published in European Sociological Review

A new paper Social and cultural mobility: rising to the middle class and cultural practices in contemporary Finland by Jarmo Kallunki has been published in European Sociological Review. The article examines the influence of upward mobility on participation in cultural practices specifically by comparing the educational and occupational aspects of social mobility. The article demonstrates through ordinary least square regression that educationally upward mobile people tend to like practices such as light ethnic cuisine, classical music and reading books, typical to their social destination unlike occupationally upward mobile people who tend to retain more of the taste typical to their original social class.

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