4. Socioeconomic Indexes for Occupations: A Review, Update, and Critique

  title={4. Socioeconomic Indexes for Occupations: A Review, Update, and Critique},
  author={Robert M. Hauser and John Robert Warren},
  journal={Sociological Methodology},
  pages={177 - 298}
Following a review of the history and sources of socioeconomic indexes for occupations, we estimate a new set of indexes for 1990 Census occupation lines, based on relationships between the prestige ratings obtained by Nakao and Treas in the 1989 General Social Survey and characteristics of occupational incumbents in the 1990 Census. We also investigate theoretical and empirical relationships among socioeconomic and prestige indexes, using data from the 1994 General Social Survey. Many common… 

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