Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1984

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6873

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

K. William Wasson

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8505879

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

203 pages

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Sociology Commons

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