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Jarvis, B. (2018). Estimating Multinomial Logit Models with Samples of Alternatives. Sociological methodology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Estimating Multinomial Logit Models with Samples of Alternatives
2018 (English)In: Sociological methodology, ISSN 0081-1750, E-ISSN 1467-9531Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This comment reconsiders advice offered by Bruch and Mare regarding sampling choice sets in conditional logistic regression models of residential mobility. Contradicting Bruch and Mare?s advice, past econometric research shows that no statistical correction is needed when using simple random sampling of unchosen alternatives to pare down respondents? choice sets. Using data on stated residential preferences contained in the Los Angeles portion of the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, it is shown that following Bruch and Mare?s advice?to implement a statistical correction for simple random choice set sampling?leads to biased coefficient estimates. This bias is all but eliminated if the sampling correction is omitted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications Inc, 2018
discrete choice, choice sets, sampling, residential mobility
National Category
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-156125 (URN)10.1177/0081175018793460 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-03 Created: 2019-04-03 Last updated: 2019-04-03
Jarvis, B. & Song, X. (2017). Rising Intragenerational Occupational Mobility in the United States, 1969 to 2011. American Sociological Review, 82(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rising Intragenerational Occupational Mobility in the United States, 1969 to 2011
2017 (English)In: American Sociological Review, ISSN 0003-1224, E-ISSN 1939-8271, Vol. 82, no 3Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the theoretical importance of intragenerational mobility and its connection to intergenerational mobility, no study since the 1970s has documented trends in intragenerational occupational mobility. The present article fills this intellectual gap by presenting evidence of an increasing trend in intragenerational mobility in the United States from 1969 to 2011. We decompose the trend using a nested occupational classification scheme that distinguishes between disaggregated micro-classes and progressively more aggregated meso-classes, macro-classes, and manual and nonmanual sectors. Log-linear analysis reveals that mobility increased across the occupational structure at nearly all levels of aggregation, especially after the early 1990s. Controlling for structural changes in occupational distributions modifies, but does not substantially alter, these findings. Trends are qualitatively similar for men and women. We connect increasing mobility to other macro-economic trends dating back to the 1970s, including changing labor force composition, technologies, employment relations, and industrial structures. We reassert the sociological significance of intragenerational mobility and discuss how increasing variability in occupational transitions within careers may counteract or mask trends in intergenerational mobility, across occupations and across more broadly construed social classes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
social stratification, mobility, intragenerational mobility, occupation
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141176 (URN)10.1177/0003122417706391 (DOI)000402622900005 ()2-s2.0-85020087435 (Scopus ID)

Funding Agencies|Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) [R24-H D041022]; European Research Council under the European Union [324233]; Swedish Research Council [DNR 445-2013-7681]; Riksbankens Jubileumsfond [DNR M12-0301:1]

Available from: 2017-09-25 Created: 2017-09-25 Last updated: 2017-10-10Bibliographically approved

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