Science: The Triumphant White Collar

How do people feel about the social structure they have set up for themselves? Social scientists are forever asking the question, and are usually discontented with the answers they get.

Back in the booming '20s, according to Sociologists Maethel E. Deeg and Donald G. Paterson in the current Occupations magazine, a survey quizzed U.S. young people on how they ranked certain occupations in "social prestige." The young people rated the occupations in this order: 1) bankers; 2) physicians; 3) lawyers; 4) school superintendents; 5) civil engineers; 6) army captains; 7) foreign missionaries; 8)...

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