Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Sociology and Anthropology
Status consistency was used as an aggregate measure to examine the effects of population size and change, postulated by Durkheim, on the overall community stratification structure. Communities of at least 25,000 persons in 1950 but were not the central city of an SMA in 1950 were used. Size and change did not impact the structure; the hypotheses were not supported. However, with a redefinition of a community population as that generally described as the labor force, size is related to the summary measure of community status, although population changes remains unrelated. In examining the diminishing amount of accumulated variance explained by the labor-force population variable, we ascertained that greater detail in the measurement of the status components within a community will be required. The research supports the continued examination of status consistency summary scores as a measurement tool for aggregates and the refinement of Durkheim's suggestions.
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K. William Wasson
Wasson, K. William, "The impact of population on community stratification structure " (1984). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8225.