ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS
Social Mobility via Marriage in the Philippines
by Nilda Medalle Castro, Master of Arts in Demography (1976)
The investigation is divided into three parts. First, patterns of social mobility via marriage are examined utilizing three approaches: the conventional percentage-distribution analysis, the application of a “perfect-independence” and a “quasi-independence” model. An assessment of the role of some ascribed and achieved social status via marriage follows. This portion makes use of the Simon-Bialock technique for evaluating causal models and path analysis. Finally, an attempt is made to determine the relationship between social mobility via marriage and fertility using simple and multi cross-tabulations.
The analysis carried out both in the national and urban-rural levels.