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Class Attainment Among British Men A Multivariate Extension of the CASMIN Model of Intergenerational Class Mobility
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 11:46 authored by Western, M
The CASMIN Project is arguably the most influential contemporary study of class mobility in the world. However, CASMIN results with respect to weak vertical status effects on class mobility have been extensively criticized. Drawing on arguments about how to model vertical mobility, Hout and Hauser (1992) show that class mobility is strongly determined by vertical socioeconomic differences. This paper extends these arguments by estimating the CASMIN model while explicitly controlling for individual determinants of socioeconomic attainment. Using the 1972 Oxford Mobility Data and the 1979 and 1983 British Election Studies, the paper employs mixed logit models to show how individual socioeconomic factors and categorical differences between classes shape inter-generational mobility. The findings highlight the multidimensionality of class mobility and its irreducibility to vertical movement up and down a stratification hierarchy.
Publication titleEuropean Sociological Review
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationOxford, England