ERIC Number: ED081558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Social and Psychological Consequences of Intragenerational Mobility. Working Paper 73.4.
Rojek, Dean G.
The relationship between prior and present socioeconomic status and 10 symptoms of social and psychological stress were examined for mobility effects. The analysis was confined to a 5-year, intragenerational mobility panel from 2 Illinois regions--Putnam County and segments of 3 other adjacent counties in north-central Illinois, and a portion of Iroquois County in central Illinois (the control region). In 1966, the Jones-Laughlin Steel Corporation developed a large steel mill in Putnam County. Then, in 1966, 1967, and 1971, area probability surveys of household heads were conducted. For this study, only those in the 1966 and 1971 surveys will be used. During the 5 year span a marked reshuffling of occupational structure occurred in both regions. In Putnam, 74.5% remained stable, while 11.5% moved upward and 14% downward. The control region displayed similar results, with 71.4% remaining stable. The findings provided little, if any, support for suggesting that mobility has disruptive consequences. The Durkheimian mobility hypothesis pointing to manifestations of anomia, stress or social isolation was not evident. (KM)
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Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Agricultural Experiment Station.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center of Applied Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois