Boston Mobility Study, 1880 (ICPSR 7550)
Principal Investigator(s): Thernstrom, Stephen
This study was conducted to examine patterns of social mobility in Boston, Massachusetts. It contains individual-level demographic information such as amount of property, occupation, location of residence, and income at ten year intervals. It also contains a derived measure of intergenerational prestige mobility.
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Thernstrom, Stephen. BOSTON MOBILITY STUDY, 1880. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1986. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07550.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07550.v1
Scope of Study
Universe: Population of Boston, Massachusetts.
Sample: The study consists of a sample base of data drawn from the 1880 United States census and a longitudinal extension through 1930, by decade, of selected variables. The extension was drawn from the Boston City Directory, marriage records in 1910, and birth records in 1930.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-10
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