ERIC Number: ED116041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Occupation, and Earnings. Achievement in the Early Career.
Sewell, William H.; Hauser, Robert M.
An analysis of the achievements of a large sample (4,388) of Wisconsin men during the 10 years following their 1957 high school graduation focuses upon their educational attainments, occupational achievements, and in particular, earnings, in terms of their social origins. Analysis uses a recursive structural education model of achievement. Seven chapters include: The Socioeconomic Achievement Process, providing background information; The Longitudinal Study: Data Sources and Quality, discussing methodological problems and procedures; Socioeconomic Background, Ability, and Achievement, applying a modified model in analyzing socioeconomic influences on the achievements of the sample group; Social Psychological Factors in Achievement, examining their role as variables; Colleges and Achievement, interpreting the effects of colleges on occupation and earnings; Post-High School Earnings: When and for Whom Does "Ability" seem to Matter?, discussing particular circumstances; and, Summary and Conclusions, discussing findings and future research plans. The 1957 questionnaire, the 10-year follow-up questionnaire, characteristics of the social security earnings data, and coverage of male Wisconsin youth in the 1957 survey are appended. Tables supplement the discussion, and the document is indexed. It is stated that the pattern of the achievement process elaborated on by the analysis can be generalized to other areas, and the nation as a whole. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aspiration, Achievement, Data Analysis, Demography, Economic Status, Educational Background, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Information, Parent Background, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Tables (Data)
Academic Press Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($16.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Rural Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin