Publication Date

1976

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Howard, David (Professor of sociology)

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Sociology

LCSH

West Indians--Illinois--Chicago||Occupational mobility

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 157 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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