The Australian Class Structure

Some Preliminary Results from the Australian Class Project

J. H. Baxter, P. R. Boreham, S. R. Clegg, J. M. Emmison, D. M. Gibson, G. N. Marks, J. S. Western, M. C. Western

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This paper describes the class structure of the Australian workforce in terms of the theoretical approaches developed by Erik Olin Wright. The two class profiles presented and discussed are Wright's contradictory class location schema and his second schema based on the exploitation of assets. The distributions of class according to occupational group, gender and age are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-120
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Sociology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes


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Baxter, J. H., Boreham, P. R., Clegg, S. R., Emmison, J. M., Gibson, D. M., Marks, G. N., ... Western, M. C. (1989). The Australian Class Structure: Some Preliminary Results from the Australian Class Project. Journal of Sociology, 25(1), 100-120.