Occupational Prestige in Comparative Perspective by Donald J. Treiman

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Median rank. Median ranking. Same as 23a. Same as 238.. Weighted mean of median rankings by various caste groups. Mean rank. 1 ~ 0-. " (Unknown) Prestige Rating Procedure (Language of Interview or Questionnaire) Rank order. Measure Utilized in Comparison Data Quality Estimate Papuan secondary Occupations open to Papuans Mean rating. school students; rated on 5-point scale accordmostly students from ing to prestige. ) ing schools. Mean rating. " University of Baghdad. (Arabic) Rank order. Males (apparently urUnknown; occupations apparantly evaluated according ban) age 16-25.

18 to 20-year old men in military service. University students. " (Dutch) occupation and_re_ligion for Zwolle; 50 men and 50 women. Students in five Occupations rated on 5Rabaul secondary point scale with respect schools. Most are to prestige. (English) Tolai from the Gazelle Peninsula. University students. ) with at a university in respect to prestige. Christ-church. (English) Kanuri secondary Occupations ranked in order school boys. " (Hausa) Northern Nigeria. 1 (Continued) 1 1 Data Quality Estimate ~ ~ e 1962 39 1960 (47) Surinam (Same as 16) 56 1966 (45) Southern Rhodesia (Mitchell, 1966: 260-261) (46) Spain (de Miguel, 1967:53) 55 47 1968 (44) South West Africa (Kelley and Pendleton, 1975) 50 (43) 1485 384 734 369 31 1964 76;3 29 Puerto Rico (Koppel, 1964:15) 510 23 1954 1958 606 476 30 1954 129 25 52 1965 (41b) Philippines (Castillo, 1962:147-157) (4lc) Philippines (same as 17f) (42a) Poland (Sarapata and Weso,lowski, 1961:585) (42b) Poland c (41a) Philippines (Tiryakian, 1958:394) (40) pakistan Teacners in training.

95. Moreover, the strong association holds for each of five occupational groups with only a slight diminution for the lowest-status groups. A similar pattern holds for Germany (Laumann and Senter, 1976). Second, occupational prestige appears to be a major determinant of the social standing of individuals, which bolsters the idea that prestige ratings represent moral evaluations and not simple cognitive judgments about the desirable features of occupations. Duncan and Artis (1951 :26) showed that in a small town in the United States the prestige of families as judged by local residents was strongly predicted by the prestige of the heads' occupations as rated in the 1947 National Opinion Research Center (NORC) study.

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