American Occupational Structure
Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan pen a classic source of empirical information on the patterns of occupational achievement in American society.
Based on an unusually comprehensive set of data, The American Occupational Structure is renowned for its pioneering methods of statistical analysis, as well as its far-reaching conclusions about social stratification and occupation mobility in the United States.
Presenting “sociology at its scientific best” (Fortune), The American Occupation Structure received the Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association in recognition of its significant contribution to the social sciences.
OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE AND MOBILITY PROCESS
Supply and Recruitment from One Generation to the Next
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1962 occupation additive model analysis assortative mating assumption blue-collar career Census cent Chapter CHILDREN EVER BORN classification coefficients of determination cohorts column correlation couples dependent variable destination differences distribution downward mobility educational attainment effects estimates factors farm background farm laborers father's education father's occupation Gösta Carlsson grand mean handicaps High school higher homogamy hypothesis influence intergenerational mobility interpretation intragenerational labor force large cities large families less living lower manpower manual mean measure migrants move movement Negroes nonfarm background nonmigrants nonmobile nonwhites observed occupational achievement occupational groups occupational mobility occupational status occupational structure occupational success OCG data Otis Dudley Duncan path coefficients pattern population proportion region of birth regression relationship reported respondents sample small families social mobility social origins socioeconomic sons southern statistical statistical independence status score strata stratification sum of squares superior Table tion tional trend upward mobility values variables variation white-collar workers