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Some methodological problems in the study of multigenerational mobility

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A number of recent studies by sociologists have sought to discover whether a person’s status (typically their social class, education, or socio-economic status) is directly affected by the status of their grandparents, once the effects of parents’ status are controlled. The results have been ambiguous, with some studies finding a direct effect of grandparents on their grandchildren, while others find no effect. I use causal graphical methods to demonstrate some of the methodological problems ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/esr/jcy037

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College; Nuffield College
ORCID:
0000-0002-9718-0743
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Sociological Review Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
6
Pages:
603–61
Publication date:
2018-09-10
Acceptance date:
2018-08-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2672
ISSN:
0266-7215
Pubs id:
pubs:909216
URN:
uri:dcade696-6f6e-4348-8aab-1a0cfc6e1bfe
UUID:
uuid:dcade696-6f6e-4348-8aab-1a0cfc6e1bfe
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pubs:909216

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