UniODA-Based Structural Decomposition vs. Legacy Linear Models: Statics and Dynamics of Intergenerational Occupational Mobility

Paul R. Yarnold

Optimal Data Analysis, LLC

Analysis assessed structure underlying the cross-classification of occupational category of N = 3,396 sons and fathers. A plethora of linear legacy models have been developed for these data, without a clearly superior solution emerging. Structural decomposition analysis identified four models that together yielded a very strong effect.

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