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Social Mobility: Chapter Twelve Quiz
True/False (Circle one): Five points each 1. T F Kerbo (and Hogan) identifies the focus of this
chapter with the question, "Who gets ahead, and why?"
2. T F Sociologist generally agree that education is an
achieved rather than an inherited status 3. T F Kerbo defines structural mobility "as the amount
of mobility accounted for by changes in the occupational structure"
4. T F Hogan asserts that Marxist usually prefer to use
census codes for occupations to assign class positions
5. T F Inflow mobility rates indicate "recruitment to"
rather than "inheritance of" occupational status 6. T F Hogan reports that the data, which he presented
as a chart, on percent upward, downward, mobile, immobile, structural and exchange mobility, in 1962 and 1973, support the assertion that the U.S. is (or was) the land of opportunity
7. T F Hogan and Kerbo both report that the mobility data for blacks indicate striking effects of state and federal anti-discrimination (equal opportunity) legislation in the Sixties
8. T F Blau and Duncan's model is able to specify all of
the direct effect of father's occupation on son's occupation by adding measures of son's education and son's first job
Multiple Choice (circle one): Ten points each 1. Kerbo establishes the focus of chapter 12 on the question a. Who gets ahead, and why? b. What about the women? c. Why are racial differences so stable? d. Why are class barriers so substantial?
2. Kerbo and Hogan agree that education a. is the path out of the lower class b. is the path into the properties class c. is the path to gender equality d. is the central mechanism through which occupational
status is inherited or achieved 3. If you moved from being an apprentice carpenter to being a
journeyman carpenter, this would be considered, according to Featherman and Hauser
a. vertical mobility b. horizontal mobility c. structural mobility d. exchange or circulation mobility 4. Kerbo reports that the inheritance of occupation is usually
represented by the statistics reported in the cells of a. vertical mobility tables b. horizontal mobility tables c. inflow mobility tables d. outflow mobility tables 5. Data on father to daughter mobility indicate a. little if any inheritance b. little inheritance in 1962 but much more in 1973 c. substantial occupational mobility in 1962 and 1973 d. more marital than occupational mobility
6. The Wisconsin School model of Status Attainment presented in Kerbo and in class
a. specifies (or explains away) the direct effect of father's education on son's occupation by including son's education and first job
b. specifies (or explains away) the direct effect of father's occupation on son's occupation by including son's education and first job
c. includes measures of mental ability d. includes specifics on types of educational credentials