The Handbook of Social Status Correlates summarizes 200 years of research on social status, organizing those studies by similar subject and then identifying for the reader in tabular form which studies showed positive, negative, or no outcomes in regard to being associated with the traits measured. Each table is followed by a conclusion indicating what the preponderance of evidence indicates. The most widely used measures of social status are years of education, occupational prestige, and income, although there are also several "secondary" measures. Tables also sort findings by countries, allowing an easy view to when cultural considerations may have had an impact on findings. When special subpopulations were sampled, racial or ethnic identifiers appear in parentheses immediately following the relevant citation.
- Summarizes 200 years of research on social status in tabular form
- 300+ tables on social status variables
- Splits findings by countries to understand cultural considerations
- Synthesizes results with summary of evidence over time
Researchers in sociology and social psychology
1. Conceptualizing and Measuring Social Status
2. Demographic Factors
3. Family and Peer Factors
4. Personality and Behavioral Factors
5. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Preferences
6. Cognitive and Intellectual Factors
7. Mental Health and Illnesses
8. Physical Health and Illnesses
9. Biological Factors
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- © Academic Press 2018
- 1st April 2018
- Academic Press
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Lee Ellis earned his PhD from Florida State University in 1982. For most of his teaching career, he was professor of sociology at Minot State University in North Dakota. After retiring from MSU in 2008, Dr. Ellis accepted a two-year visiting professorship at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he conducted research. Now semi-retired, he continues conducting research and authoring articles and books including Handbook of Crime Correlates and Handbook of Social Status Correlates.
Consulting Research Author, California, USA
Anthony Hoskin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University. He received his PhD in Sociology in 1999 at the Sate University of New York in Albany, and has taught at universities in Pennsylvania, California, and Texas before returning to Pocatello, Idaho, his hometown. Professor Hoskin has published research on a variety of social topics, with most of it centered around the causes of crime and interpersonal violence.
Associate Professor of Criminology, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, US
Malini Ratnasingam completed her doctoral studies at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She spent most of her career teaching social psychology at the University of Malaya until 2015. Since then, she has been teaching in the psychology program and pursuing various research interests at Heriot-Watt University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Putrajaya,Malaysia