About the author: Meir Yaish joined the University of Haifa in 2002 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Prior to this, he spent three years at Nuffield College, Oxford as a Prize Research Fellow. His main research interest is in social stratification and mobility.2004 0-7734-6389-5
This book engages in the ongoing debate concerning the consequences of the industrialization process for social mobility. At the heart of this debate is the ‘liberal thesis’ which states that the industrialization process brings about not only more opportunity for social mobility, but also more equality of opportunity while social selection processes become more meritocratic. The social context for this study is Israeli society.