Past themes and future prospects for research on social and economic mobility / Stephen L. Morgan -- How much mobility? Would Equal Opportunity mean more mobility? / Christopher S. Jencks and Laura Tach -- How demanding should equality of opportunity be, and how much have we achieved? / Valentino Dardanoni, Gary S. Fields, John Roemer, and Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta -- Mobility between what? Does the sociological approach to studying social mobility have a future? / David B. Grusky and Kim A. Weeden -- The economic basis of social class / John Goldthorpe and Abigail McKnight -- Mobility : what? when? how? / Andrew Abbott -- Mechanisms of mobility : education and the process of intergenerational mobility -- Inequality of conditions and intergenerational mobility : changing patterns of educational attainment in the United States / Stephen L. Morgan and Young-Mi Kim -- Family attainment norms and educational stratification in the United States and Taiwan : the effects of parents' school transitions / Robert D. Mare and Huey-Chi Chang -- Testing the Breen-Goldthorpe model of educational decision making / Richard Breen and Meir Yaish -- Mental ability : uni- or multidimensional? an analysis of effects / David Epstein and Christopher Winship -- Counterfactual analysis of inequality and social mobility / Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman, and Salvador Navarro V. -- Contexts of mobility : income dynamics and vulnerability to poverty -- Estimating individual vulnerability to poverty with pseudo-panel data / Francois Bourguignon, Chor-ching Goh, and Dae Il Kim -- Happiness pays : an analysis of well being, income, and health based on Russian panel data / Carol Graham, Andrew Eggers, and Sandip Sukhtankar -- The panel-of-countries approach to explaining income inequality : an interdisciplinary research agenda / Anthony B. Atkinson and Andrea Brandolini.