- adults, general population, USA, 1972
- Survey name:
- Nat Opinion Research
- N = 2000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Intergenerational mobility
- Our Classification
- 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
- difference 9
Blacks only. Data whites not reported.