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Title: Dimensions and Boundaries: Comparative Analysis of Occupational Structures Using Social Network and Social Interaction Distance Analysis
Authors: Griffiths, Dave
Lambert, Paul
Contact Email: david.griffiths@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Social Interaction
Social Distance
Social Networks
Occupations
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Sociological Research Online
Citation: Griffiths D & Lambert P (2012) Dimensions and Boundaries: Comparative Analysis of Occupational Structures Using Social Network and Social Interaction Distance Analysis, Sociological Research Online, 17 (2).
Abstract: This paper analyses social interactions between detailed occupational positions as a means of exploring social and occupational inequalities. Two methods are employed: descriptive techniques of social network analysis, and a well-established modelling approach (the 'CAMSIS' method of 'Social Interaction Distance' analysis). New results on occupational connections are presented for four countries - the United States, Romania, the Philippines and Venezuela � illustrative of a range of socio-economic regimes. Our analyses use detailed occupational measures based upon census data from 2000 to 2002, and we also use data on educational attainment, cross-classified by occupational positions. A broad, singular dimension of social stratification is shown to be the principal element of the structure of social interactions between occupations, but the methods also reveal the social role of various boundaries in occupational interaction patterns (defined by work location, education, and gender). We argue that such distinctions imply that occupational data at a disaggregated level can provide a more thorough understanding of social structure than is observable using amalgamated occupational schemes.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/20109
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.2428
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Affiliation: Applied Social Science
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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