The "within-subject" effects of intragenerational class mobility on subjective social status

Satoshi Miwa, Koji Yamamoto

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This article aimed to examine the determinants of subjective social status using panel/longitudinal data analyses. The first purpose was to illustrate the impact of class position on subjective social status in consideration of distinction between "between-subject" effects and "within- subject" effects. The second purpose was to show the analytical example of "hybrid model", which means an application of multilevel modeling. Japanese Life course Panel Survey (JLPS) datasets drawn from first wave to fourth wave survey were used in empirical analyses. Fixed effect models and hybrid models were applied to those datasets. In addition, the performances of both models were compared by monte-carlo simulation method. The effect of intragenerational class mobility on subjective social status was partly supported in empirical analyses. Besides, some differences between "within-subject" regression coefficient and "between- subject" coefficient were found. According to the results of monte-carlo simulation, the performances of hybrid models were almost equivalent to those of fixed effect models. These findings gave suggestion that hybrid model is the one of useful options for analyzing panel/longitudinal data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-83
Number of pages21
JournalSociological Theory and Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Fixed effect model
  • Multilevel analysis
  • Panel data
  • Sujective social status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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