ERIC Number: ED082064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Time on the Relationship Between Status of First Occupation and Current Occupational Status.
Beck, E. M.
Several empirical studies of the status attainment process have demonstrated that the influence of first occupation on current status decays as the time in the labor force advances. In this study three mutually exclusive models are postulated to account for this phenomenon. Using synthetic cohort data from 834 employed non-farm males, strong support was found for the proposition that the importance of the initial entry point in the labor force on current occupational status decreases as the length of time spent in the labor force increases, and the rate of this loss increases with time. (Author/MS)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. Office of Economic Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center of Applied Sociology.