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Volume 50, Supplement 1

  • Objective/subjective : The two facets of social mobility - M. Duru-Bellat, A. Kieffer

    Marie Duru-Bellat
    Sciences-Po-Paris, OSC et IREDU-CNRS, Esplanade Erasme, BP 26513, 21065 Dijon, France
    Annick Kieffer
    LASMAS-CNRS, 59–61 rue Pouchet, 75849 Paris cedex 17, France
    Available online 10 September 2008 on ScienceDirect
    How does objective social mobility, traditionally measured using mobility tables drawn up by sociologists, relate to feelings about mobility, i.e., how individuals perceive, explain and assess their social trajectory ? Using a question from Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques [INSEE]’s (...)

  • Unintended effects of deregulation in the European Union : The case of road freight transport - N. Hilal

    Nadia Hilal
    Institut d’études politiques de Paris, 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, France
    Available online 17 September 2008 on ScienceDirect
    Road freight transport (haulage by truck) within the European Union has been totally deregulated and fully open to competition without any quotas or restrictions since July 1, 1998. This has raised problems, namely due to delay in harmonizing the different EU Member States’ tax and labor legislation, roadside check arrangements, and sanctions for companies that violate regulations or the law. (...)

  • Assessing a policing policy : The first Sarkozy ministry (May 2002 through March 2004) - D. Montjardet

    Dominique Monjardet ✝
    Centre d’études et de recherches de science administrative (CERSA), CNRS, université Paris-2, 10, rue Thénard, 75005 Paris, France
    Available online 11 September 2008 on ScienceDirect
    How best to assess the effects of Nicolas Sarkozy’s law enforcement policy during his first term as French Minister of the Interior from May 2002 to March 2004 ? Analysis of the relevant statistics and, above all, how they were constructed, results in an ambiguous answer, because the policing policy was recentered on the state’s crime repression (...)

  • How to compare “subjective” and “objective” mobility - D. Merlié

    Dominique Merllié
    Centre de sociologie européenne, université de Paris-VIII, 54, boulevard Raspail, 75270 Paris cedex 06, France
    Available online 17 September 2008 on ScienceDirect
    Methods for analyzing objective social mobility and social mobility as perceived by individuals are reviewed in connection with two studies of these types of mobility based on two surveys : the “Trois Générations” survey conducted by the Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Vieillesse (CNAV), France’s state pension office, and INSEE’s Formation-Qualification Professionnelle survey (...)

  • The Church’s lay workforce : Employment in the French Catholic Church - C. Béraud

    Céline Béraud
    CNRS–Ehess, centre d’études interdisciplinaires des faits religieux, 10, rue Monsieur-le-Prince, 75006 Paris, France
    Available online 12 November 2008 on ScienceDirect
    Faced with an ongoing shortage of priests, bishops have assigned permanent religious duties to several thousand laypersons, most of them women. Many have employment contracts. Employment arrangements for this new type of permanent personnel tend to be unfavorable : limited-time assignments (limited to a few years), despite the fact that they have permanent open-ended (...)