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Study Report

Study Number: SB-007-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1880

Subject Area: Social and Occupational Mobility

Bibliographic Citation: Boston mobility study, 1880.  [machine-readable data file] / Thernstrom, Stephan  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7550

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This study was conducted to examine patterns of social mobility in Boston, Massachusetts. It contains individual-level demographic information such as amount of property, occupation, location of residence, and income at ten year intervals. It also contains a derived measure of intergenerational prestige mobility.

UNIVERSE: Population of Boston, Massachusetts.

SAMPLE: The study consists of a sample base of data drawn from the 1880 United States census and a longitudinal extension through 1930, by decade, of selected variables. The extension was drawn from the Boston City Directory, marriage records in 1910, and birth records in 1930.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA FORMAT: LRECL, and Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1880-1930

SUBJECT TERMS: biographical data. census data. social mobility. Massachusetts-Boston. United States.


Thernstrom, Stephen. THE OTHER BOSTONIANS: POVERTY AND PROGRESS IN THE AMERICAN METROPOLIS, 1880-1930. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1969.

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