Although association models have been widely utilized by social stratification researchers, especially in the study of social mobility and assortative mating such techniques have yet to be widely disseminated to other social science disciplines. This is partly because most of the important contributions are scattered in various journals and there has not been any systematic effort to integrate the family of association models into a single, coherent framework.


The purpose of this monograph is to provide a systematic, coherent, and didactic introduction of different association models developed in the past two decades by a number of contributors, most notably the pioneering works of Leo A. Goodman and the late Clifford C. Clogg and Otis Dudley Duncan. Through a careful exposition of log-linear, log-multiplicative, hybrid, and multidimensional association models as well as their ...

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