Friday, November 17 / 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM Congressional B (Lobby Level)

Session 122
Exploring Pathways to Progress: Social Mobility, Occupational Transitions, and Cultural Influences in Historical Contexts

Chair: Xi Song, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Tyler Anbinder, The George Washington University

1. Social Mobility in the Tang Dynasty: The Growing Significance of Imperial Examination and Decline of Aristocratic Family Pedigree, 618-907 CEFangqi Wen, Ohio State University; Erik Haixiao Wang, New York University; Michael Hout, New York University (NYU).

2. Intergenerational Occupational Mobility and Marriage in South Africa (1750-1850)Dieter von Fintel, Stellenbosch University; Auke Rijpma, Utrecht University; Jeanne Cilliers, Lund University.

3. Jews, Diamonds, and Occupational Mobility: The Amsterdam Diamond Industry, 1873-1941Joris Kok, International Institute of Social History.

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