5124 -- SZYDLIK, MARC (Ed.)

Generation und Ungleichheit
(Sozialstrukturanalyse 19)
Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2004
276 pp., Euro 24.90; ISBN 3-8100-4219-6

Generations and inequality
This volume is based on a meeting in spring 2003 of the section "Social inequality and social-structure analysis" of the German Sociological Society. There are theoretical papers, followed by empirical ones: the manifestation of social inequality through family solidarity, the connection between generation and inequality in the whole life course, and inequality´s origin in early generational relationships - which is being perpetuated and magnified through generational transfers among adults.

Keywords: generations and inequality, inequality and generations, life course, generational relationships, family and inequality