Women in the Social Class Scheme

  • Roy A. Carr-Hill
  • Colin W. Pritchard


Until fairly recently, the standard practice in official uses of the SCS has been to assign women a social class according to the occupation of the ‘head of the household’ in which the women live. For practical purposes, this has meant that the social class of married women has been assigned on the basis of their husband’s occupation. More recently, some attempt has been made to include tabulations based on the woman’s own occupation coded according to the SCS.




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Copyright information

© Roy A. Carr-Hill and Colin W. Pritchard 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy A. Carr-Hill
    • 1
  • Colin W. Pritchard
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of HullUK
  2. 2.Social Paediatric and Research UnitUniversity of GlasgowUK

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