Dissensus in assessments of occupational prestige: the case of Poland

Sawiński, Zbigniew; Domański, Henryk
December 1991
European Sociological Review;Dec1991, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p253
Academic Journal
With data from Poland we continue the debate on the extent of consensus in judgements about occupational prestige. Analysis of individuals' judgements obtained through two different rating techniques reveals notable dissensus in evaluations of occupational roles. Contrary to some previous evidence, however, we found very modest differences among basic occupational strata as regards their internal similarity in prestige ratings. In particular we show that upper occupational strata do not display a considerably higher consensus in prestige ratings relative to lower occupational categories. This suggests that prestige norms operate weakly not only in the society as a whole, but also within the basic segments of the social structure in Poland.


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