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Class Attainment Among British Men A Multivariate Extension of the CASMIN Model of Intergenerational Class Mobility

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Western, M, Class Attainment Among British Men A Multivariate Extension of the CASMIN Model of Intergenerational Class Mobility, European Sociological Review, 15, (4) pp. 431-454. ISSN 0266-7215 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.esr.a018274

Abstract

The CASMIN Project is arguably the most influential contemporary study of class mobility in the world. However, CASMIN results with respect to weak vertical status effects on class mobility have been extensively criticized. Drawing on arguments about how to model vertical mobility, Hout and Hauser (1992) show that class mobility is strongly determined by vertical socioeconomic differences. This paper extends these arguments by estimating the CASMIN model while explicitly controlling for individual determinants of socioeconomic attainment. Using the 1972 Oxford Mobility Data and the 1979 and 1983 British Election Studies, the paper employs mixed logit models to show how individual socioeconomic factors and categorical differences between classes shape inter-generational mobility. The findings highlight the multidimensionality of class mobility and its irreducibility to vertical movement up and down a stratification hierarchy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Western, M (Professor Mark Western)
ID Code:16689
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-12
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