Upward Mobility of Low-Paid Workers

  title={Upward Mobility of Low-Paid Workers},
  author={Marshall I. Pomer},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={427 - 442}
This study investigates the upward mobility of low-paid workers. It uses an approach that generates clear and simple statistics which help describe inequality by race and sex. Merging the three one-in-a-hundred samples from the 1970 Census, it first defines a “low-paid stratum” and a “mainstream” stratum. These categories are then used to determine rates of advancement for groups defined by sex, race, and industrial sector. A model of the probability of upward mobility is fitted to the data… 

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