UniODA-Based Structural Decomposition vs. Log-Linear Model: Statics and Dynamics of Intergenerational Class Mobility

Paul R. Yarnold

Optimal Data Analysis, LLC

Analysis assessed structure underlying the cross-classification of social class of N = 9,434 son’s aged 20-64 years, and their father’s social class when the son was 14 years of age. No satisfactory log-linear model was identified. UniODA-based structural decomposition analysis identified four models that together yielded a strong effect.

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