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Toward a Theory of Income Determination

Citation

Fligstein, Neil; Hicks, Alexander; & Morgan, S. Philip (1983). Toward a Theory of Income Determination. Work and Occupations, 10(3), 289-306.

Abstract

The goal of this article is to construct a theoretical framework for the study of income determination that incorporates elements of three major approaches we characterize as status attainment, human capital, and structural approaches. These three approaches are briefly reviewed and criticized. The framework is introduced through the theoretical concepts of the social relations of production and exchange, the sociotechnical relations of production, and individual characteristics. Hypotheses are introduced and data and measures are generated to test them. In general, the model and its measures perform promisingly.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0730888483010003003

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Work and Occupations

Author(s)

Fligstein, Neil
Hicks, Alexander
Morgan, S. Philip

Year Published

1983

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

3

Pages

289-306

Reference ID

5558