Scoring occupational categories for social research: A review of current practice, with Australian examples

Jones, F.L. and McMillan, J. (2001) Scoring occupational categories for social research: A review of current practice, with Australian examples. Work Employment And Society, 15 3: 539-563. doi:10.1017/S0950017001000344


Author Jones, F.L.
McMillan, J.
Title Scoring occupational categories for social research: A review of current practice, with Australian examples
Journal name Work Employment And Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8722
0950-0170
Publication date 2001-09-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0950017001000344
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 539
End page 563
Total pages 25
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
370101 Social Theory
780199 Other
Abstract The scoring of occupational categories has along history. After reviewing the historical background, we develop and discuss the properties of two new Australian scales based on current theorising in stratification research. The first is based on the operation of the labour market and scores occupations to reflect their central role in converting educational credentials into market income. The second is based on patterns of social interaction and scores occupations to reflect the choices that people make in marriage markets. While these two scales are not theoretically or empirically equivalent, they are closely related and provide equally valid, but alternative, ways of measuring the underlying stratification order of modern societies.
Keyword Economics
Industrial Relations & Labor
Sociology
Socioeconomic Index
Cambridge-scale
Classification
Reflections
Prestige
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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