Richard Breen - List of publications#


Books and Monographs
  • Social Mobility in Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2004. (Ireland North and South, Perspectives from Social Science: Proceedings of the British Academy 98, (edited by Anthony F. Heath, Richard Breen and Christopher T. Whelan), Oxford: Oxford University Press, July 1999.
  • Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the Sixth Volume (edited by L. Dowds, P. Devine and R. 3 Breen), Belfast: Blackstaff Press, February 1997.
  • Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the Fifth Volume (edited by R. Breen, P. Devine and L. Dowds), Belfast: Blackstaff Press, June 1996.
  • Evaluation of the Ratio of Unemployment Rates as an Indicator of Fair Employment (with G. Gudgin), Belfast: Central Community Relations Unit, May 1996.
  • Censored, Sample Selected and Truncated Regression Models (as part of the 'Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences' series), Newbury Park, Cal.: Sage, March, 1996.
  • Social Class and Social Mobility in the Republic of Ireland, (with C.T.Whelan) Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, March 1996.
  • Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the Fourth Volume (edited with P. Devine and G. Robinson), Belfast: Blackstaff Press, May 1995.
  • Class Stratification: A Comparative Perspective (with D.B. Rottman), Hemel Hempstead: Harvester-Wheatsheaf, January 1995.
  • Education, Employment and Training in the Youth Labour Market, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, July 1991.
  • Understanding Contemporary Ireland: State, Class and Development in the Republic of Ireland (with D.F. Hannan, D.B. Rottman, C.T. Whelan), London: The Macmillan Press, January 1990.
  • Subsidising Jobs: A Study of the Employment Incentive Scheme, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, March 1989.
  • Self Employment and the Unemployed: A Study of the Enterprise Allowance Scheme, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, October 1988.
  • Subject Availability and Student Performance in the Senior Cycle of Irish Post-Primary Schools, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, October 1986.
  • The Work Experience Programme in Ireland, World Employment Programme Working Paper, Geneva: International Labour Office, March 1986.
  • Crime Victimization in the Republic of Ireland (with D.B. Rottman), Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, April 1985.
  • Education and the Labour Market: Work and Unemployment Among Recent Cohorts of Irish School Leavers, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, December 1984.
  • Schooling and Sex Roles: Sex Differences in Subject Provision and Student Choice in Irish 4 Post-Primary Schools (with D.F. Hannan, et al.), Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, May 1983.

Papers in refereed journals
  • “Educational Expansion and Social Mobility in the Twentieth Century” Social Forces Vol. 89, No. 2, 2010, pp. 365-88.
  • “Social Mobility and Equality of Opportunity” The Economic and Social Review Vol. 41, No. 4, 2010, pp. 413-28.
  • “Mixture Models for Ordinal Data” (wuth Ruud Luijkx), Sociological Methods and Research Vol. 39, No. 1, 2010, pp. 3-24.
  • “Has increased women’s educational attainment led to greater earnings inequality in the UK? A multivariate decomposition analysis” (with Leire Salazar). European Sociological Review Vol. 26, No. 2, 2010, pp. 143-58.
  • “Long Term Trends in Educational Inequality in Europe: Class Inequalities and Gender Differences” (with Ruud Luijkx, Walter Müller and Reinhard Pollak). European Sociological Review) Vol. 26, No. 1, 2010, pp. 31-48.
  • “Non-Persistent Inequality in Educational Attainment: Evidence from Eight European Countries” (with Ruud Luijkx, Walter Müller and Reinhard Pollak). American Journal of Sociology Vol. 114, No. 5, 2009, pp. 1475-1521.
  • “Statistical Models of Association for Comparing Cross-Classifications”. Sociological Methods and Research Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008, pp. 442-61.
  • “Explaining Change in Social Fluidity: Educational Equalization and Educational Expansion in Twentieth-Century Sweden” (with Jan O. Jonsson), American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 112, No. 6, 2007, pp. 1775-1810.
  • “Statistical models of social fluidity”. Sociological Theory and Methods, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2006, pp.215-35.
  • “Inequality of Opportunity in Comparative Perspective: Recent Research on Educational Attainment and Social Mobility” (with Jan O. Jonsson) Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 31, 2005, pp. 223-244.
  • “Explaining Cross-national Variation in Youth Unemployment: Market and Institutional Factors”, European Sociological Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2005, pp. 125-34.
  • “Income Inequality and Macroeconomic Volatility: An Empirical Investigation”, (with Cecilia García-Peñalosa), Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2005, pp. 380-98.5
  • “The Persistence of the Gendered Division of Domestic Labour” (with Lynn Prince Cooke), European Sociological Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2005, pp. 43-57.
  • “Poverty Dynamics Corrected for Measurement Error”, (with Pasi Moisio), The Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2004, pp. 171-91.
  • “Is Northern Ireland an Educational Meritocracy?” Sociology, Vol. 37, No. 4, November 2003, pp. 657-676.
  • “Merit, Mobility and Method: Another reply to Saunders” (with John H. Goldthorpe), The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 53, No. 4, December 2002, pp. 575-82.
  • "Bayesian Learning and Gender Segregation" (with Cecilia García-Peñalosa), Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 20, No. 2, October 2002, pp. 899-922.
  • “Institutional Variation and the Position of Young People: A Comparative Perspective” (with Marlis Buchmann), The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 580, March 2002, pp. 288-305.
  • "Social mobility and constitutional and political preferences in Northern Ireland" The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 52, No. 4, December 2001, pp. 621-45.
  • "Class, mobility and merit: the experience of two British birth cohorts" (with John H. Goldthorpe), European Sociological Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2001, pp. 81-101. Also published as “Classes sociales, mobilité et mérite: l’éxperience de deux cohortes britanniques” in R. Boudon, N. Bulle and M. Cherkaoui (eds), Ecole et société: Les paradoxes de la démocratie: Paris: puf, pages 207-240.
  • “Europeanization and globalization - Politics against markets in the European Union” (with Daniel Verdier), Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3, April 2001, pp. 227-262.
  • "A Multinomial Transition Model for Analyzing Educational Careers" (with Jan O. Jonsson) American Sociological Review, Vol. 65, No. 5, October 2000, pp.754-72.
  • "Class Inequality and Social Mobility in Northern Ireland, 1973-1996" American Sociological Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, June 2000, pp. 392-406.
  • "Why is Support for Extreme Parties Underestimated by Surveys? A Latent Class Analysis" British Journal of Political Science Vol. 30, No. 2, April 2000, pp. 375-382.
  • "Beliefs, Rational Choice and Bayesian Learning" Rationality and Society, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 1999, pp. 463-480.
  • “Class Inequality and Meritocracy: A critique of Saunders and an alternative analysis” (with John 6 H. Goldthorpe) The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 50, No. 1, March 1999, pp. 1-27.
  • "The Persistence of Class Origin Inequalities among School Leavers in the Republic of Ireland, 1984-1993" The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 49, No. 2, June 1998, pp. 275-98.
  • "Is the Nation State the appropriate geographical unit for class analysis?" (with David B. Rottman), Sociology, Vol. 32, No. 1, February 1998, pp. 1-21.
  • “The Ratio of Unemployment Rates and Fair Employment: A Reply to John Bradley” The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 29, No.1, January 1998, pp. 87-93.
  • "Religious Mobility and Party Support In Northern Ireland" (with B. C. Hayes), European Sociological Review, Vol. 13, Number 3, December 1997, pp. 1-15.
  • "Inequality, economic growth and social mobility" The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 48, No. 3, September 1997, pp. 429-449.
  • "Explaining Educational Differentials: Towards a Formal Rational Action Theory" (with John H. Goldthorpe) Rationality and Society, Vol. 9, No. 3, August 1997, pp. 275-305. Reprinted in David B. Grusky, (ed.) Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender in Sociological Perspective (2nd edition), Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 2001; and in John H. Goldthorpe, On Sociology: Numbers, Narratives and the Integration of Research and Theory, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • "Risk, Recommodification and the Future of the Service Class" Sociology, Vol. 31, No. 3, August 1997, pp. 473-489.
  • "How reliable are studies of social mobility? An investigation into the consequences of unreliability in measures of social class", (with Jon O. Jonsson), in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility Volume 15 (edited by Michael Wallace), JAI Press, Greenwich: Connecticut, June 1997, pp. 91-112.
  • "Religious Mobility in the United Kingdom" (with B. C. Hayes), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 159, Part 3, 1996, pp. 493-504.
  • "Class Theory and Class Analysis" (with D.B. Rottman) Sociology, Vol. 29, No. 3, August 1995, pp. 453-474.
  • "Returns to education: taking account of employers' perceptions and use of educational credentials" (with D.F. Hannan and R. O'Leary) European Sociological Review, Vol. 11 No. 1, May 1995, pp. 59-73.
  • "Gender and Class Mobility: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland" (with C.T. Whelan), Sociology, 29,1, February 1995, pp. 1-22.
  • "Modelling Trends in Social Fluidity" (with C.T. Whelan), European Sociological Review, Vol. 10, No. 3, December 1994, pp. 259-272.7
  • "Individual Level Models for Mobility Tables and Other Cross-Classifications", Sociological Methods and Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, November 1994, pp. 147-173.
  • "Social Class, Class Origins and Political Partisanship in the Republic of Ireland" (with C.T. Whelan), European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 26, No. 2, October 1994, pp. 117-134.
  • "From Ascription to Achievement? Origins, education and entry to the labour force in Ireland" (with C. T. Whelan), Acta Sociologica, Vol. 36, No. 1, March 1993, pp. 3-18.
  • "Job Changing and Job Loss in the Irish Youth Labour Market: A Test of a General Model", European Sociological Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, September, 1992, pp. 113-126.
  • "Trends in the Share of Long Term Unemployment in Ireland" (with P. Honohan), The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, October 1991, pp. 73-92.
  • "Assessing the Effectiveness of Training and Temporary Employment Schemes: Some Results from the Youth Labour Market", The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 22, No. 3, April 1991, pp.177-197.
  • "The Accelerated Binomial Option Pricing Model", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 1991, pp. 153-164.
  • "Option Pricing and the Conditions for Early Exercise: An Example Using Foreign Exchange Options", The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, January 1990, pp. 151-161.
  • "The Work Experience Programme in Ireland", International Labour Review, Vol. 127, No.4, 1988, pp. 429-444.
  • "The Costs of Unemployment", Administration, Vol. 35, No. 3, 1987, pp. 225-252, (reprinted in Unemployment: The Need for Change, ed. A.T. Kerins, Dublin: Boole Press, November 1988, pp. 8-32.).
  • "Sources of Cross-National Variation in Mobility Regimes: English, French and Swedish Data Reanalysed", Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 1, February 1987, pp. 75-90.
  • "Does Experience of Work Help School Leavers to get Jobs?", Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 2, May 1986, pp. 207-227.
  • "Models for the Comparative Analysis of Vertical Mobility", Quality and Quantity, Vol. 19, No. 4, October 1985, pp. 337-352.
  • "The Sociology of Youth Unemployment", Administration, Vol. 33, No. 2, July 1985, pp. 167-186.
  • "Vertical Mobility and Class Inheritance in the British Isles" (with C.T. Whelan), The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 1985, pp. 175-192.
  • "A Framework for Comparative Analyses of Social Mobility", Sociology, Vol. 19, No. 1, February 1985, pp. 93-107.
  • "Status Attainment or Job Attainment? The Effects of Sex and Class on Youth Unemployment", The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 1984, pp. 363-386.
  • "Fitting Non-Hierarchical and Association Log-Linear Models using GLIM", Sociological Methods and Research, Vol. 13, No.1, August 1984, pp. 77-107.
  • "Dowry Payments in Rural Ireland", Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 26, No. 2, April 1984, pp. 280-296.
  • "Population Trends in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Ireland: A Local Study", The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, January 1984, pp. 95-108.
  • "Counting Crime: Potentials and Pitfalls" (with D.B. Rottman), Social Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 1983/84, pp. 271-281.
  • "Path Analysis: An Example", Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 34, No. 3, September 1983, pp. 417-425.
  • "Formal Theory and Informal Analysis", (with D.B. Rottman), American Sociological Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, February 1983, pp. 140-143.
  • "Farm Servanthood in Ireland, 1900-1940", Economic History Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, February 1983, pp. 87-102.
  • "Naming and Inheritance in Rural Ireland", MAN - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 1982, pp. 701-713.
  • "Farm Size and Marital Status: County and Provincial Differences in Arensberg and Kimball's Ireland" The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 13, No.2, January 1982, pp. 89-100.

Chapters in books
  • “Game Theory” in Peter Hedström and Peter Bearman (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 619-38.
  • “Formal theory in the Social Sciences” in Peter Hedström and Björn Wittrock (eds.) Frontiers of Sociology, Leiden: Brill, 2009, pp. 209-31.
  • “Social mobility and education: a comparative analysis of period and cohort trends in Britain and 9 Germany” (with Ruud Luijkx) in: Stefani Scherer, Reinhard Pollak, Gunnar Otte, Markus Gangl (eds.) From Origin to Destination: Trends and Mechanisms in Social Stratification Research Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2007: pp. 102-124.
  • “Testing the Breen-Goldthorpe model of educational decision making” (with Meir Yaish), in Stephen L. Morgan, David B. Grusky, and Gary S. Fields (eds.) Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of Research in Sociology and Economics, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006, pp. 232-58.
  • “Foundations of Class Analysis in the Weberian Tradition” in Erik Olin Wright (ed.) Alternative Foundations of Class Analysis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 31-50.
  • “Why Did Class Inequalities in Educational Attainment Remain Unchanged over Much of the Twentieth Century?” forthcoming in A. F. Heath, J. Ermisch and D. Gallie (eds.) Understanding Social Change: Proceedings of the British Academy, Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 55-72, 2005.
  • “The Comparative Study of Social Mobility” in R. Breen (ed.) Social Mobility in Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1 - 16, 2004.
  • “Statistical Methods of Mobility Research” in R. Breen (ed.) Social Mobility in Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 17 - 36, 2004.
  • “Social Mobility in Europe between 1970 and 2000” (with Ruud Luijkx) in R. Breen (ed.) Social Mobility in Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 37 - 76, 2004.
  • “Conclusions” (with Ruud Luijkx) in R. Breen (ed.) Social Mobility in Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 383-410, 2004.
  • “Statistics of Selection Bias” in The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Kidlington, Oxfordshire: Elsevier, 2001
  • "De allocatie van schoolverlaters in de verschillende segmenten van de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt' (with R. van der Velden and E. Willems) in W.J. Nijhof et al (eds.) Beroepsonderwijs en volwassenenducatie vanuit wetenschappelijke optiek: Jarrboek 1997/98 van het Max Goote Kenniscentrum, Elsevier, 1999, pp. 303-316.
  • "Conclusions" (with A.F. Heath and C.T. Whelan) in Anthony F.Heath, Richard Breen and Christopher T. Whelan (eds.) Ireland North and South, Perspectives from Social Science: Proceedings of the British Academy 98, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 493-516.
  • "Educational Inequality in Ireland, North and South" (with A.F. Heath and C.T. Whelan) in Anthony F.Heath, Richard Breen and Christopher T. Whelan (eds.) Ireland North and South, Perspectives from Social Science: Proceedings of the British Academy 98, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 187-213.10
  • "Social Mobility in Ireland: A Comparative Analysis" (with C.T. Whelan) in A.F.Heath, Richard Breen and Christopher T. Whelan (eds.) Ireland North and South, Perspectives from Social Science: Proceedings of the British Academy 98, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 323-43.
  • "Segmentation and the Social Structure" (with Paula Devine) in Paul Mitchell and Rick Wilford (eds.), Politics in Northern Ireland, Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1999, pp. 53-65.
  • "Investment in education: educational qualifications and class of entry in the Republic of Ireland" (with C.T. Whelan) Yossi Shavit and Walter Muller (eds.), From School to Work, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997, pp. 189-219.
  • "Who wants a United Ireland?" in Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the Fifth Volume (edited by R. Breen, P. Devine and L. Dowds), Belfast: Blackstaff Press, June 1996, pp. 33-48.
  • "Attitudes towards the Security Forces" in Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the Fourth Volume (edited by R. Breen, P. Devine and G. Robinson), Belfast: Blackstaff Press, May 1995, pp. 49-62.
  • "Poverty and Labour Market Measures" in T. Callan and B. Nolan (eds.) Poverty and Policy in Ireland, Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1994, pp. 279-90.
  • "Explaining the Irish Pattern of Social Fluidity" (with C.T. Whelan) in J.H. Goldthorpe and C.T. Whelan (eds.) The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland: Proceedings of the British Academy, 79, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 129-52.
  • "Industrialisation, Class Formation and Social Mobility in Ireland" (with C.T. Whelan and B.J. Whelan) in J.H. Goldthorpe and C.T. Whelan (eds.) The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland: Proceedings of the British Academy, 79, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 105- 28.
  • "The Exchequer Costs of Unemployment Among Unqualified Labour Market Participants", in The Role of the Structural Funds: Analysis of Consequences for Ireland in the context of 1992 ed. by J. Bradley and J. FitzGerald, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, March 1992, pp. 155-186.
  • "Manpower Policy and Unemployment in Ireland", in S. Healy and B. Reynolds (eds.) Work, Unemployment and Job-Creation Policy, Dublin: CMRS, 1990, pp. 117-134.
  • "Social Class, Schools and Society" in J. Mulholland and D. Keogh (eds.) Education in Ireland: For What and for Whom?, Hibernian University Press, Cork, 1990, pp. 40-48.
  • "Gender Roles and the Schooling Process" (with D.F. Hannan) in Gender in Irish Society, eds., C. Curtin, M. Kelly and L. O'Dowd. Galway: Galway University Press, 1987, pp. 37-53.
  • "Family Farming in Ireland" (with D.F. Hannan), in Family Farming in Europe and America, ed., Boguslav Galeski and Eugene Wilkening, Boulder Co.: Westview Press, 1987, pp. 39-69.
  • "The School and Gender Roles" (with D.F. Hannan) in Struggle to Learn: Aspects of Women's Experience in the Irish Educational System in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, ed., Mary Cullen, Dublin: Arlen House, 1986.
  • "Irish Educational Policy: Past Performance and Future Prospects", in Public Social Expenditure - Value for Money?, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, November 1984, pp. 99-128.
  • "Political Constraints" in D. Conniffe and K.A. Kennedy (eds.) Employment and Unemployment Policy for Ireland, Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, March 1984, pp. 121-129.


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