Mobility Tables

Mobility Tables

by Michael Hout
     
 

Explains the most widely used methods for analyzing cross-classified data on occupational origins and destinations. Hout reviews classic definitions, models, and sources of mobility data, as well as elementary operations for analyzing mobility tables. Tabular and graphic displays illustrate the discussion throughout.See more details below

Overview

Explains the most widely used methods for analyzing cross-classified data on occupational origins and destinations. Hout reviews classic definitions, models, and sources of mobility data, as well as elementary operations for analyzing mobility tables. Tabular and graphic displays illustrate the discussion throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803920569
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/01/1983
Series:
Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series, #31
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Hout holds the Natalie Cohen Sociology Chair. He teaches courses on inequality, data analysis, and population. In his research, Mike uses demographic methods to study social change in inequality, religion, and politics. In 2006, Mike and Claude Fischer published Century of Difference, a book on twentieth-century social and cultural trends in the United States, that exemplifies this approach. Another book, The Truth about Conservative Christians with Andrew Greeley (University of Chicago Press, 2006) is another example. A couple of illustrative papers include "How Class Works: Subjective Aspects of Class Since the 1970s" in a book edited by Annette Lareau and Dalton Conley (Russell Sage Foundation 2008), "The Demographic Imperative in Religious Change" (Am. J. of Soc., Sept. 2001) and "How 4 Million Irish Immigrants Came to be 40 Million Irish Americans" (with Josh Goldstein, Am. Soc. Rev., April 1994). Previous books are: Following in Father's Footsteps: Social Mobility in Ireland (Harvard Univ. Press 1989) and, with five Berkeley colleagues, Inequality by Design (Princeton Univ. Press, 1996). Mike Hout's honors include election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1997, the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and the American Philosophical Society in 2006. Mike currently chairs the Graduate Group in Sociology and Demography and the Berkeley Population Center. Mike's education includes a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in history and sociology and masters and doctorate from Indiana University in sociology. He taught at the University of Arizona before coming to Berkeley in 1985.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction5
1.Analyzing Mobility Tables7
The Basics8
Sources of Mobility Data10
Elementary Operations11
X[superscript 2] Tests Applied to the Mobility Table13
Odds Ratios16
Mobility Ratios16
2.Independence in Parts of the Table18
Quasi-Perfect Mobility Defined19
A Log-Linear Model of Quasi-Perfect Mobility19
Quasi-Perfect Mobility Results21
Barriers to Mobility at the Top and Bottom: The Corners Model23
Symmetrical Association25
3.Social Distance Models27
Constrained Diagonals Models27
Status Barriers and Crossings Parameters31
Mobility Models in Logit Form34
4.Topological Models37
The Featherman-Hauser Model of Mobility to First Occupations38
Issues in Revising Models: Fit and Parsimony41
Indeterminacy of Topological Models46
5.Scaled Models of Association51
Uniform Association52
Generalizations of Uniform Association54
Model II56
Analysis of Association in the U.S. Data58
Analysis of Association with the Diagonal Deleted60
Similar Parameters Under Different Models63
Equivalent Models--Reprise66
A Comparison of Mobility in Britain and Denmark66
6.New Developments68
Latent Structures of Mobility69
Inferring Class Structure from Mobility Patterns72
Status, Autonomy, and Training in Occupational Mobility76
7.Applications of Mobility Tables to Family and Religion80
Occupations of Husbands and Wives80
Religious Assortative Marriage82
Religious Socialization85
8.Conclusion87
References88
About the Author93

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