Seminar Details

Seminar Details


Apr 3

7:30 pm

Ability and the American Dream: Has Anything Changed?

Robert Hauser


University of Wisconsin

This talk will combine an overview of concepts and methods of studying intergenerational occupational stratification with a review of trends in social stratification among blacks and whites, the role of cognitive ability in stratification, and putative trends in the causes and consequences of cognitive ability. The presentation draws on the tradition of causal modeling of processes of social stratification that began with the work of Otis Dudley Duncan and Robert W. Hodge, but is more widely associated with the later work of Duncan with Peter Blau.