How to measure class from occupation

Andrew Miles, Bart Van De Putte

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The classification of occupational information from historical records for use in comparative studies of stratification and mobility is discussed. SOCPO, which is a new scheme for coding such data based on an explicit conception of the economic sources of social power, is described. Its ability to predict class-linked characteristics is tested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-109
Number of pages22
JournalBelgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis/ Revue Belge de Histoire Contemporaine
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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