2004
Volume 89, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

Abstract

In contemporary societies, the likelihood to obtain attractive positions differs between men and women, between natives and migrant groups, and between people from different social backgrounds. Societies are not completely ‘open’. It is often thought that this was even more the case one or two centuries ago. Research on long term changes in social openness and social exclusion is however relatively scarce. This article gives an overview of recent studies on this topic and presents new questions that the results of these studies trigger off.

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