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Origins of American Occupational Elites, 1900-1955

Stuart Adams
American Journal of Sociology
Vol. 62, No. 4 (Jan., 1957), pp. 360-368
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2772876
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Abstract

Analisys of trends in vertical occupational mobility can be given greater precision by restricting informants to clearly delimited occupational groups and by using North-Hatt origins of informants as a base line for measurement. Use of this procedure on five occupational " elites" in four regions of the United States discloses several distinctive patterns in vertical mobility. These include a tendency for mobility for mibility rates to diminish in a westward direction; nation-wide contraction of rates of mobility into some occupations during the depression; regionally sepecific contractions of mobility rates during periods of changing educational requirements in an occupation; and a tendency for "elite" occupational origins to converge on mena working-force origins during the last fifty years.

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