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Correlational findings

Study Alston & Knapp (1974): study US 1972

Public:
adults, general population, USA, 1972
Survey name:
Nat Opinion Research
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Intergenerational mobility
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: upward generational mobility
0: downward generational mobility

Intergenerational mobility is measured by comparing the occupational prestige of the father with the occupational prestige of the respondent. Each occupation was assigned a prestige score. The prestige scores for each occupation were determined by asking respondents in a previous survey to rate the social standing of occupations on a nine-point scale. The respondents were asked to evaluate the prestige of a list of occupations by giving each a score from one to nine: one being the lowest rating, five the middle, and nine the highest.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = + % happy (yes)
upward       27
downward     18
- difference  9

Blacks only. Data whites not reported.