ERIC Number: ED155518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Measures of Female Mobility: Past, Present, and Future.
Goodman, Neal R.
In the past sociologists have used a variety of creative operationalizations to study the intergenerational social mobility of women. A review of the literature reveals that females have often been eliminated from studies of social mobility. When the mobility of females has been studied, the woman's mobility has usually been determined by comparing the social class of her father to that of her husband. Therefore, a woman's mobility has been seen as something which is not measured by her own accomplishments. By analyzing current normative trends and empirical evidence the past practices of eliminating females, or of measuring females' mobility by using male referents is called into question and alternative methods of measurement are suggested. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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