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Sewell, William H. – Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1978
Examines data related to social mobility and social participation of Americans. Topics include educational and occupational mobility; voting; volunteer work; charitable giving; community participation; views on religion; and anomie. For journal availability, see SO 506 144. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Occupational Aspiration
Sewell, William H. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
Great strides have been made in promoting educational equality. There is still considerable room for improvement in occupational opportunity. The greatest challenge for the future is closing the gap between the earnings of females and males and of Blacks and Whites. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Sewell, William H. – American Sociological Review, 1971
Research based on a longitudinal study of 9,000 high school seniors determines inequalities in opportunities for higher education and devises models of the educational attainment process. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Sewell, William H. – American Sociological Review, 1971
Descriptors: Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Minority Groups
SEWELL, WILLIAM H. – 1963
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO PRESENT A SUMMARY OF PRESENT KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING RURAL AND URBAN DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT ASPIRATION AND OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE OF YOUTH. THE PAPER RELIED HEAVILY ON DATA OBTAINED IN A WISCONSIN RESEARCH PROJECT FINANCED BY THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION AND THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE. OTHER STUDIES MENTIONED INDICATED…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Aspiration, Career Choice
Sewell, William H.; And Others – 1976
This book is an outgrowth of an interdisciplinary seminar on achievement processes. The 15 chapters of this book are distributed into three substantive sections. Part One includes a series of chapters dealing in one way or another with achievement in the life cycle. One chapter discusses the causes and consequences of higher education and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Anthologies, Economic Opportunities
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Sewell, William H.; And Others – American Journal of Sociology, 1980
Discusses a study undertaken to determine the process of occupational achievement among men and women from labor market entry to midlife. Data are based on a longitudinal study of Wisconsin high school seniors. Findings indicated that, in contrast to several earlier studies, there are marked sex differences in the acquisition and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Employment Level, Longitudinal Studies, Research Projects
Hauser, Robert M.; Sewell, William H. – 1983
The idea that birth order influences intellectual development and social success has recently been revived, despite the accumulated evidence that birth order effects are often negligible or artifactual. In this paper, the association of birth order with educational attainment is examined among 9,000 Wisconsin high school graduates of 1957 and…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Educational Attainment, Family Size, Postsecondary Education
Wegner, Eldon L.; Sewell, William H. – Amer J Sociol, 1970
Descriptors: College Choice, Educational Attitudes, Graduation, Higher Education
SEWELL, WILLIAM H.; SHAH, VIMAL P. – 1967
IN THIS STUDY OF A RANDOM SELECTION OF WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (4,386 MALES AND 4,621 FEMALES), THE RELATIVE INFLUENCES OF SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND MEASURED INTELLIGENCE ARE EXAMINED AT SUCCESSIVE STAGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION BY CROSS-TABULAR ANALYSIS, EFFECT PARAMETERS, AND PATH ANALYSIS. BOTH SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND INTELLIGENCE HAVE DIRECT…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Graduate Surveys, High School Seniors, High School Students
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Sewell, William H.; Hauser, Robert M. – American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1972
Study of the mechanisms by which social origins influence educational attainment and the importance of education attainment in the determination of one's place in the social hierarchy. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Educational Background, Educational Benefits
Hauser, Robert M.; Sewell, William H. – 1984
This study uses measurements of social background variables, mental ability, educational attainment, occupational status, and earnings among male, Wisconsin high school graduates and a random sample of their brothers to develop and interpret simple models of socioeconomic achievement. The study was designed to contribute to the data on the…
Descriptors: Family Influence, High Schools, Income, Males
Sewell, William H.; Hauser, Robert M. – 1975
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…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aspiration, Achievement, Data Analysis
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Wang Shiang Yun, Charlotte; Sewell, William H. – Rural Sociology, 1980
Examination of the effects of including place of origin, current residence, and place of migration in the Sewell-Hauser basic model of socioeconomic achievement indicated that place of current residence had an important influence on socioeconomic achievement, particularly on earnings. (DS)
Descriptors: Achievement, High School Students, Income, Longitudinal Studies
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Retherford, Robert D.; Sewell, William H. – American Sociological Review, 1991
Confluence theory was developed to explain the negative effects of birth order on intelligence. Using aggregate, between-family, within-family, and paired-sibling data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, tests the mathematical form of confluence theory and finds no support for it. Suggests that statistical methods used to fit the model to the…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Goodness of Fit, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Quotient
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