By Donald J. Treiman
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Measure utilized in Comparison Unknown; apparently evaluated Rank order. according to prestige. (English) "Social standing" of occupations rated on 5-point scale, then ranked within categories. (English) Occupations rated on S-point scale according to prestige. (English) Fifth-form males in 23 "Prestige" of occupations secondary schools; rated on 5-point scale. sample encompassed 45% (English) of all fifth-form males in Ghana at this time. "Knowledgable" members Individuals listed in The of Grenadian elite, Grenada Handbook and Dipurposively chosen to rectory (a compendium of be as representative occupationally prominent of the elite as possi- persons; N=388) and known ble; mostly nativeto respondent ranked or raborn males over 40.
However, it obviously is not legitimate to generalize from small towns where eyeryone knows everyone else to the society at large. Thus it is particularly useful to have national data that show the same pattern. ); approximately 15,000 ratings were obtained. Siegel (1967) divided these according to the occupation of the person being rated and computed the mean social standing rating for each occupational category containing at least 25 cases; 113 occupations out of 296 could be scored in this way.
Secondary schools rated on 5-point scale. preparing for the (French) bacca1aureat examination, part 1; sample encompassed 82% of student at this level in the Ivory Coast at this time. Students from 6 Bandung, Java, high schools. 1 (Continued) tN ....... (34c) Netherlands (van Hulten, 1953:23-24) 1950 71 50 100 116 109 50 500 ? 42 57 536 23 (34a) Netherlands 1952 (van Heek and Vercruijsse, 1958: (25-26) (34b) Netherlands 1959 (Tobi and Luyckx, 1950: 32-35) 899 30 (31b) Japan 1952 (Japan Sociological Society, 1954:426) (31c) Japan 1958 (Ramsey and Smith, 1960: 477) (32) Mauritania 1964 (Bonis, 1964: 386) (33) Mexico 1967 (Wilkerson, 1967: 63-64) 622 98 1964 (31a) Japan (Nisihira, 1968:549) Purposive sample of Occupations rated on 5-point males, distributed ascale according to their • cross five industry "rank" ("rangstand") categories according (Dutch) to the total labor force distribution; appears to be well distributed according to occupation.