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ERIC Number: ED044197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 29
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Farm, Rural, and Urban Backgrounds of Rearing and Socioeconomic Career Achievements in Metropolitan Stratification Systems.
Featherman, David L.
In a secondary analysis of longitudinal data for white, originally second-parity couples resident in 7 large Standard Metropolitan Areas in 1957 (Princeton Fertility Study), the processes of educational, occupational, and economic achievements of a subset of 715 males are considered. Of primary concern is the extent of rearing in farm or rural as opposed to urban residential contexts as these influence educational attainment up to the initial interviews in 1957 and the successive socioeconomic achievement during the followup interval, 1957-67. For metropolitan males with farm or rural contexts of rearing, an educational handicap is incurred to their occupational and economic careers which men of urban backgrounds do not suffer. The fewer years of schooling attained by urban males of nonurban backgrounds is explicable in part by the relatively larger sizes of their families of origin. Moreover, when father's occupational status, size of the family of origin, and years of schooling completed are controlled statistically, the residential variable has no direct net effects on successive occupational and income career achievements. These findings are generated from regression and path analytical models of the process of stratification. Supplementary analyses within background residential categories consider potential effects of differential fertility on the socioeconomic achievements and potential interaction effects. (Author/EL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Rural Sociological Society (Washington, D.C., 1970)