Howard, David (Professor of sociology)
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Sociology
West Indians--Illinois--Chicago; Occupational mobility
The following is an exploratory study of the historical and current conditions affecting West Indian males in the United States. It specifically emphasizes intragenerational occupational mobility and the factors affecting it for this population in Chicago. Theories of mobility and research relevant to the mobility of this population were used to develop our hypotheses. Survey data gathered from 78 males over 25 years of age produced descriptive information about this group and analytical information about their mobility. Education of respondent, parents' education, wife's education and father's occupation were found to have significant relationships with respondent's mobility. Mobility was measured by the Hatt-North index of occupational prestige. The study generated a number of significant questions for further investigation.
Delaney, Michael E., "An exploratory study of patterns of occupational mobility among British West Indians in Chicago" (1976). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1308.
vi, 157 pages
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