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Hauser, Robert Mason

Works: 174 works in 399 publications in 2 languages and 14,029 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Surveys  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN90.S65, 301.440440973
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Most widely held works by Robert Mason Hauser
The process of stratification : trends and analyses by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Process of Stratification: Trends and Analyses discusses the conceptual scheme developed by Blau and Duncan. The book elaborates Blau and Duncan's description and analysis of socioencomic inequality, stratification, and inequality of opportunity in American society during the early 1960s. The authors review the assumptions and methods; they point to a different direction from the widely held assumption that occupational socioeconomic status is the primary determinant to mobility. They also use the Alphabetical Index as the basis for better collection method on data relating to occupation
Schooling and achievement in American society by William H Sewell( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an outgrowth of an interdisciplinary seminar on achievement processes. The 15 chapters of this book are distributed into three substantive sections. Part One includes a series of chapters dealing in one way or another with achievement in the life cycle. One chapter discusses the causes and consequences of higher education and interprets a structural equation model, based on longitudinal data from a large sample of Wisconsin youth. Part Tuo, Institutional Effects, includes a series of papers that deal with the effects of various features and climates of school and colleges on cognitive and socioeconomic achievement. One chapter examines the "very difficult" question of the effects of school resources on students' intellectual and attitudinal development, reviewing and evaluating the numerous studies that were stimulated by the Coleman report. Part Three, Methodological Issues, contains two chapters, both of which deal with specific methodological problems. Almost every chapter in the book contains extensive methodological discussions, and several modify or extend existing statistical techniques, but their principal focus is on substantive issues and not on methodological developments. (Author/JM)
Education, occupation, and earnings : achievement in the early career by William H Sewell( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the achievements of a large sample (4,388) of Wisconsin men during the 10 years following their 1957 high school graduation focuses upon their educational attainments, occupational achievements, and in particular, earnings, in terms of their social origins. Analysis uses a recursive structural education model of achievement. Seven chapters include: The Socioeconomic Achievement Process, providing background information; The Longitudinal Study: Data Sources and Quality, discussing methodological problems and procedures; Socioeconomic Background, Ability, and Achievement, applying a modified model in analyzing socioeconomic influences on the achievements of the sample group; Social Psychological Factors in Achievement, examining their role as variables; Colleges and Achievement, interpreting the effects of colleges on occupation and earnings; Post-High School Earnings: When and for Whom Does "Ability" seem to Matter?, Discussing particular circumstances; and, Summary and Conclusions, discussing findings and future research plans. The 1957 questionnaire, the 10-year follow-up questionnaire, characteristics of the social security earnings data, and coverage of male Wisconsin youth in the 1957 survey are appended. Tables supplement the discussion, and the document is indexed. It is stated that the pattern of the achievement process elaborated on by the analysis can be generalized to other areas, and the nation as a whole. (Lh)
Opportunity and change by David L Featherman( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indicators of children's well-being by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social scientists are concerned that many measures of children's physical and emotional health are inadequate, misleading, or outdated, leaving policymakers ill-informed. This book provides an inquiry into current efforts to monitor children from the prenatal period through adolescence. Working with the most up-to-date statistical sources, experts from multiple disciplines assess how data on physical development, education, economic security, family and neighborhood conditions, and social behavior are collected and analyzed, what findings they reveal, and what improvements are needed to create a more comprehensive and policy-relevant system of measurement. The chapters of the book are: (1) "Indicators of Children's Well-Being: a Review of Current Indicators Based on Data from the Federal Statistical System" (Brown); (2) "Criteria for Indicators of Child Well-Being" (Moore); (3) "Population Indicators of Prenatal and Infant Health" (Lantz and Partin); (4) "Health Indicators for Preschool Children, Ages One to Four" (Wolfe and Sears); (5) "Health Indicators for Preadolescent School-Age Children" (Starfield); (6) "Adolescent Health Indicators" (Elster); (7) "Indicators for School Readiness, Schooling, and Child Care in Early to Middle Childhood" (Phillips and Love); (8) "Indicators of High School Completion and Dropout" (Hauser); (9) "Postsecondary and Vocational Educations: Keeping Track of the College Track" (Kane); (10) "Indicators of Educational Achievement" (Koretz); (11) "Indicators of Children's Economic Well-Being and Parental Employment" (Mayer); (12)"Longitudinal Indicators of Children's Poverty and Dependence" (Duncan and Moscow); (13) "Parental Employment and Children" (Smith, Brooks-Gunn, and Jackson); (14) "Demographic Change and the Population of Children: Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, and Family Size" (Hogan and Eggebeen); (15) "Family Structure, Stability, and the Well-Being of Children" (Sandefur and Mosley); (16) "The Influence of Neighborhoods on Children's Development: a Theoretical Perspective and a Research Agenda" (Furstenberg and Hughes); (17) "Potential and Problems in Developing Community-Level Indicators of Children's Well-Being" (Coulton); (18) "Indicators of Positive Development in Early Childhood: Improving Concepts and Measures" (Aber and Jones); (19) "Indicators of Problem Behavior and Problems in Early Childhood" (Love); (20) "Positive Indicators of Adolescent Development: Redressing the Negative Image of American Adolescents" (Takanishi, Mortimer, and Timothy McGourthy); (21) "The Status of Adolescent Problem Behavior Indicators" (Kennedy and Prothrow-Stith); (22) "Potential and Problems in Developing Indicators on Child Well-Being from Administrative Data" (George); (23) "Context and Connection in Social Indicators: Enhancing What We Measure and Monitor" (Miringoff and Miringoff); and (24) "Children in Dire Straits: How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing?" (Prosser and Stagner). Each chapter contains references. (Hth)
High stakes : testing for tracking, promotion, and graduation by Jay Philip Heubert( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and German and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone is in favour of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. This is an exploration of how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more tests are introduced into schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used - and misused - in assessing children's performance and achievements
Socioeconomic background and educational performance by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring literacy : performance levels for adults by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a process detailed in the book, the committee determined that five performance level categories should be used to characterize adults literacy skills: nonliterate in English, below basic literacy, basic literacy, intermediate literacy, and advanced literacy. This book documents the process the committee used to determine these performance categories, estimates the percentages of adults whose literacy skills fall into each category, recommends ways to communicate about adults literacy skills based on NAAL, and makes suggestions for ways to improve future assessments of adult literacy."--NAP Web site
High school dropout, graduation, and completion rates : better data, better measures, better decisions by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may seem like a straightforward task, their calculation is in fact quite complicated. How does one count a student who leaves a regular high school but later completes a GED? How does one count a student who spends most of his/her high school years at one school and then transfers to another? If the student graduates, which school should receive credit? If the student drops out, which school should take responsibility? This book addresses these issues and to examine (1) the strengths, limitations, accuracy, and utility of the available dropout and completion measures; (2) the state of the art with respect to longitudinal data systems; and (3) ways that dropout and completion rates can be used to improve policy and practice.--Publisher's description
Longitudinal surveys of children by National Research Council Staff( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Committee and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families convened in September a workshop to discuss ways to foster greater collaboration and sharing of information among principal investigators of several longitudinal surveys of children. Among many
Conducting biosocial surveys : collecting, storing, accessing, and protecting biospecimens and biodata by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent years have seen a growing tendency for social scientists to collect biological specimens such as blood, urine, and saliva as part of large-scale household surveys. By combining biological and social data, scientists are opening up new fields of inquiry and are able for the first time to address many new questions and connections. But including biospecimens in social surveys also adds a great deal of complexity and cost to the investigator's task. Along with the usual concerns about informed consent, privacy issues, and the best ways to collect, store, and share data, researchers now face a variety of issues that are much less familiar or that appear in a new light. In particular, collecting and storing human biological materials for use in social science research raises additional legal, ethical, and social issues, as well as practical issues related to the storage, retrieval, and sharing of data. For example, acquiring biological data and linking them to social science databases requires a more complex informed consent process, the development of a biorepository, the establishment of data sharing policies, and the creation of a process for deciding how the data are going to be shared and used for secondary analysis--all of which add cost to a survey and require additional time and attention from the investigators. These issues also are likely to be unfamiliar to social scientists who have not worked with biological specimens in the past. Adding to the attraction of collecting biospecimens but also to the complexity of sharing and protecting the data is the fact that this is an era of incredibly rapid gains in our understanding of complex biological and physiological phenomena. Thus the tradeoffs between the risks and opportunities of expanding access to research data are constantly changing. Conducting Biosocial Surveys offers findings and recommendations concerning the best approaches to the collection, storage, use, and sharing of biospecimens gathered in social science surveys and the digital representations of biological data derived therefrom. It is aimed at researchers interested in carrying out such surveys, their institutions, and their funding agencies."--Society website
Social structure and behavior : essays in honor of William Hamilton Sewell by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social psychological aspects of schooling and achievement; Social stratification and mobility; Measurement and method; Social structures and well-bbeing; The Madison study of the development of health orientations and behavior
On "Stratification in a dual economy" by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupational Changes in a Generation, 1962 and 1973( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data were collected to study the effect of men's backgrounds on their careers. The 1962 and 1973 surveys (Parts 1 and 2) were intended to supplement the March Current Population Surveys conducted by the Census Bureau. The Replicate Data file (Part 3) is a recoded subset of the common variables from the 1962 and 1973 data files. This file was designed to facilitate carrying out comparative analyses of the 1962 and 1973 data. Variables include respondent's age, employment history, military service (1973 only), marital history, ethnicity, income, education, and (in 1962 only) number of children. Also included is information about educational attainment and occupation of the head of the household in which the respondent lived at age 16, intact family, mother's educational attainment (1973 only), number of siblings, and educational attainment of the respondent's oldest and (in 1973 only) youngest brother. Similar data on education, current occupation, and income are available for wives of respondents, but social background data for wives are limited to father's occupation, father's education, number of siblings, and mother's education (1973 only) ... Cf.:
Occupations and social mobility in the United States by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

6 editions published between 1076 and 1978 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The occupational mobility of U.S. men from generation to generation was measured using data from two large surveys carried out by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1962 and again in 1973. The results are presented in nine tables, with accompanying discussion: (1) Mobility from Fathers (or other Family head) Occupation to Current Occupation ... (2) Mobility from Fathers ... Occupation to Current Occupation: Black U.S. men in the Experienced Civil Labor Force aged 20 to 64 in 1962 and 1973; (3) Average increase in the socioeconomic status of a mans' occupation associated with a unit increase in the social status of his fathers' ... Occupation: U.S. men ... by age and race, 1962 and 1973; (4) Effects of Social background on occupational status: U.S. men ... by race, 1962 and 1973; (5) Effects of Schooling and Social Background on Occupational Status ... by race, 1962 and 1973; (6) Average increase in the Socioeconomic Status of a mans' Occupation associated with an additional year of schooling ... by age and race, 1962 and 1973; (7) Average Levels of fathers' and sons educational attainment and Occupational status ... by race 1962 and 1973; (8) Sources of Change from 1962 to 1973 in the status of occupations by race ... (9) Sources of Racial Differences in the status of Occupations in 1962 and 1973. (jm)
Trends in the occupational mobility of U.S. men, 1962-1970 by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Response errors of nonblack males in models of the stratification process by William T Bielby( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in college entry among whites, blacks, and hispanics, 1972-1988 by Robert Mason Hauser( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in the socioeconomic stratification of the races, 1962-1973 by David L Featherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual inequalities and socioeconomic achievement in the U.S., 1962-1973 by David L Featherman( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper on sexual inequalities and socioeconomic achievement in the U.S. addresses the question of change in the processes of socioeconomic allocation for men and women during the period 1962-73. Data comparing married spouse-present men and their wives are drawn from an analysis of the 1962 socioeconomic stratification study, "Occupational Changes in a Generation," and its subsequent 1975 replication. An examination of occupation, education, and earnings showed socioeconomic improvements for both men and women. Women were found to have attained more schooling, but their achievements appeared less associated with the circumstances of their families or origin than did those of men. Although little evidence of inequality of opportunity by sex for educational and occupational attainments between 1962 and 1973 was found, equality of economic opportunity for women did not follow this pattern, as the process of earning attainment was found to be sharply different for the sexes, with men deriving greater benefits from family origins, education, and occupational standing. Earning returns to education were larger for both sexes. The notion of a declining socioeconomic importance of schooling was not supported by the data. These increases in the occupational and economic returns to schooling are said to support the notion that change is in the direction of the meritocracy, while the relative bearing of education versus family factors is said to be shifting to universalism. (Author/AM)
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Hauser, Robert M.

Hauser, Robert M. (Robert Mason)

Mason Hauser, Robert

Robert M. Hauser American sociologist

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High stakes : testing for tracking, promotion, and graduationMeasuring literacy : performance levels for adultsHigh school dropout, graduation, and completion rates : better data, better measures, better decisionsLongitudinal surveys of childrenConducting biosocial surveys : collecting, storing, accessing, and protecting biospecimens and biodata