Social polarisation or professionalisation? Another look at theory and evidence

 

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dc.contributor.author Borel-Saladin, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.author Crankshaw, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-10T08:33:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-10T08:33:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Borel-Saladin, J., & Crankshaw, O. (2009). Social polarisation or professionalisation? Another look at theory and evidence on deindustrialisation and the rise of the service sector. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19540
dc.identifier.uri http://usj.sagepub.com/content/46/3/645.short
dc.description.abstract The debate over whether or not the de-industrialisation of cities is accompanied by the occupational and income polarisation of their working populations has been characterised by some confusion over the relationship between incomes and occupations in the service sector. Specifically, many scholars have misunderstood the significance of middle-income service sector occupations for their interpretations of the post-industrial class structure of cities. Through a comparative study of de-industrialisation in Cape Town, we present evidence to show that the growth of service sector employment can, under specific conditions, produce a large middle-income occupational class of clerks, sales and personal services workers. The growth of this class can offset the decline of middle-income jobs caused by the loss of artisans, operatives and drivers in the declining manufacturing sector. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source Centre for Social Science Research
dc.source.uri http://www.cssr.uct.ac.za
dc.subject.other Social polarisation
dc.subject.other Social professionalisation
dc.title Social polarisation or professionalisation? Another look at theory and evidence en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-05-10T08:32:02Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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