Mobility Tables

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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.
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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 Introduction 5
1. Analyzing Mobility Tables 7
The Basics 8
Sources of Mobility Data 10
Elementary Operations 11
X[superscript 2] Tests Applied to the Mobility Table 13
Odds Ratios 16
Mobility Ratios 16
2. Independence in Parts of the Table 18
Quasi-Perfect Mobility Defined 19
A Log-Linear Model of Quasi-Perfect Mobility 19
Quasi-Perfect Mobility Results 21
Barriers to Mobility at the Top and Bottom: The Corners Model 23
Symmetrical Association 25
3. Social Distance Models 27
Constrained Diagonals Models 27
Status Barriers and Crossings Parameters 31
Mobility Models in Logit Form 34
4. Topological Models 37
The Featherman-Hauser Model of Mobility to First Occupations 38
Issues in Revising Models: Fit and Parsimony 41
Indeterminacy of Topological Models 46
5. Scaled Models of Association 51
Uniform Association 52
Generalizations of Uniform Association 54
Model II 56
Analysis of Association in the U.S. Data 58
Analysis of Association with the Diagonal Deleted 60
Similar Parameters Under Different Models 63
Equivalent Models--Reprise 66
A Comparison of Mobility in Britain and Denmark 66
6. New Developments 68
Latent Structures of Mobility 69
Inferring Class Structure from Mobility Patterns 72
Status, Autonomy, and Training in Occupational Mobility 76
7. Applications of Mobility Tables to Family and Religion 80
Occupations of Husbands and Wives 80
Religious Assortative Marriage 82
Religious Socialization 85
8. Conclusion 87
References 88
About the Author 93
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