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.

Association Models in Two-Way Tables

Let us begin with a two-way cross-classified table with A as the row variable and B as the column variable, with I and J categories, respectively. Note that our analysis does not require a priori distinction between dependent and independent variables, though most often empirical researchers may already have such differentiations in their analytical framework. To understand how the two (or more) variables are related to each ...

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