ERIC Number: ED106393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Mobility of Professionals in Urban Public Service: A Demographic Analysis of Teachers Careers, 1850-1960.
Although it is a commonplace observation that urban-industrial growth necessitated the development of the police and the schools as the family, church and personal cross-class relations became inadequate to the task of social control, socialization, and the channeling of mobility, studies of the growth of these urban public-service organizations have been few. Even rarer have been investigations of their newly forming labor force of professionalizing, bureaucratically employed workers. The purpose here is to advance the study of these nineteenth century professionals by examining the careers of public school teachers in five Northeastern cities. What is meant if increasingly successful employee socialization is measured as increasing durations of stayless quick leavers, more long stayers, or merely an increase in the median duration? Should variation in the timing of moves within the hierarchy be studied by sampling all moves ever performed by the members of a cohort or is the proper sampling frame the individual career? By looking at successive entrance cohorts it is possible to chart the progress of socialization and career upward mobility. The methods employed emerge from demographic studies of fertility. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Center for the Study of the City and its Environment.