NUMEROUS STUDIES1 of occupational mobility have been done in recent decades by both sociologists and economists, and the following generalizations appear applicable:
1 The following are examples of publications which report trends or give summaries of mobility research in the United States at various points in time: Peter M. Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan, The American Occupational Structure (New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1967); Robert M. Hauser and David L. Featherman, "White-Nonwhite Differentials in Occupational Mobility Among Men in the United. States, 1962-1972," Demography, May 1974, pp. 247-65; Elton Jackson and Harry J. Crockett, "Occupational Mobility in the United States: A Point Estimation and a Trend Comparison," American Sociological Review, February 1964, pp. 5-15; Herbert S. Parnes, "Labor Force Participation and Labor Mobility," in Woodrow L. Ginsburg and others, A Review of llldustrial Relations Research, Vol. I, (Madison, Industrial Relations Research Association, 1970); Natalie Rogoff, Recent Trends in Occupational Mobility, 1953. (Glencoe, Ill., The Free Press, 1953.)
2 Less work has been done on the mobility of women. There is evidence that it is similar to that of men, though less so than their "marital mobility." See Andrea Tyree and Judith Treas, "The Occupational and Marital Mobility of Women," American Sociological Review, June 1974, pp. 293-302.
3 Rogoff, Recent Trends, for example, found that the level of occupational mobility in Indianapolis in 1940 was about the same as in 1910. Other studies have likewise found consistencies over time.
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