ERIC Number: ED069710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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The Measurement of Socio-Economic Status: A Technical Note.
Eason, Gary; Crawford, Patricia
A review of the socioeconomic status (SES) concept was conducted to determine whether an already established index could be used in Toronto's Study of Achievement of children from kindergarten through the elementary grades. The examination of the SES concept and the results of analyses concerning the applicability of the Blishen Socio-Economic Index are presented. The results indicated that Blishen's index was suitable for the Study of Achievement sample population since (1) it was constructed using Canadian data and (2) the results of preliminary regression analyses established that income and education were the two variables sufficient to construct a scale for SES. Appendix A presents an outline of Warner's Index of Social Class because its general methodology has been useful in the construction of SES indices. Appendix B presents five statistical tables and Appendix C presents the detailed procedures used to establish validity between Blishen's index and the Study of Achievement sample. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.