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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The construction of HISCAM: A stratification scale based on social interactions for historical comparative research
Author(s): Lambert, Paul
Zijdeman, Richard
van Leeuwen, Marco H D
Maas, Ineke
Prandy, Ken
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Keywords: HISCO
social interactions
social stratification
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Date Deposited: 28-Oct-2014
Citation: Lambert P, Zijdeman R, van Leeuwen MHD, Maas I & Prandy K (2013) The construction of HISCAM: A stratification scale based on social interactions for historical comparative research. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 46 (2), pp. 77-89.
Abstract: A new occupational stratification scale, "HISCAM" (historical CAMSIS), has been developed to facilitate the analysis of data coded to the Historical International Standard Classification of Occupations. This article describes the derivation and properties of the HISCAM measure. The scale was derived using patterns of inter-generational occupational connections, replicating a method of "social interaction distance" analysis which is widely used in contemporary sociology. Analysis was performed on data for the period of 1800-1938, principally derived from marriage registers covering Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, and encompassing over two million inter-generational relationships. Researchers report how several different HISCAM scales were evaluated and show how this approach can explain social stratification and inequality in the past.
DOI Link: 10.1080/01615440.2012.715569
Rights: Copyright ┬ęPaul S. Lambert, Richard L. Zijdeman, Marco H. D. Van Leeuwen, Ineke Maas, Kenneth Prandy This is an Open Access article. Non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way, is permitted. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted. Permission is granted subject to the terms of the License under which the work was published. Please check the License conditions for the work which you wish to reuse. Full and appropriate attribution must be given. This permission does not cover any third party copyrighted material which may appear in the work requested.

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