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Study Report

Study Number: SB-001-002-1-1-United States-DPLS-1962

Subject Area: Social and Occupational Mobility

Bibliographic Citation: Occupational changes in a generation: replicate master file, 1962 and 1973.  [machine-readable data file] / Featherman, David L.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: This study focuses on the extent and sources of social mobility in the United States. To measure changes in the process of social stratification, the Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan study, Occupational Changes in a Generation (OCG-I) was replicated and extended in 1973. Both the 1962 and 1973 surveys were carried out as supplements to the March Current Population Surveys (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, to elicit data about socioeconomic origins, residential background, and spouse characteristics. Selected data from the two surveys were merged to permit examination of changes in social mobility in the period between the early 1960s and early 1970s, and to help document trends and shifts over several decades of the twentieth century for cohorts both between 1897 and 1941 (OCG-I) and 1907 and 1951 (OCG-II). There are 136 variables in the file.

Media/File Reports:

7002 (CD-ROM)
4041 (12 inch WORM)
7124 (CD-ROM)
7125 (CD-ROM)
7400 (CD-Rom)
7401 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)