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Author: Altham, P. M. E.
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1. Altham, P. M. E.
Ferrie, Joseph P.
Comparing Contingency Tables Tools for Analyzing Data from Two Groups Cross-Classified by Two Characteristics
Historical Methods 40,1 (Winter 2007): 3-16
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Heldref Publications
Keyword(s): Ethnic Groups/Ethnicity; General Social Survey (GSS); Home Ownership; Mobility, Occupational

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The authors discuss two tools to compare tables generated by the cross-classification of data by two characteristics (e.g., fathers' and sons' occupations; home ownership and ethnicity): (1) an algorithm to adjust two tables to have identical marginal frequencies, and (2) a measure of the association between rows and columns in a two-way table and a measure of how the row and column associations differ across two such tables, together with a test of the hypothesis that the associations are identical. The authors compare intergenerational occupational mobility in the United States in the period between 1850 and 1880 with that between 1880 and 1910. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

FIGURE 2, page 9, displays "Distances between the row-column associations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. mobility tables and how their row-column associations differ from independence. NLSY79 = National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979. OCG = Occupational Changes in a Generation, 1973. GSS = General Social Survey, 1977–90."

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Altham, P. M. E. and Joseph P. Ferrie. "Comparing Contingency Tables Tools for Analyzing Data from Two Groups Cross-Classified by Two Characteristics." Historical Methods 40,1 (Winter 2007): 3-16.