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Equalization or Selection? Reassessing the “Meritocratic Power” of a College Degree in Intergenerational Income Mobility

Overview of attention for article published in American Sociological Review, April 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (64th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
139 tweeters
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

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3 Dimensions

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73 Mendeley
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Title
Equalization or Selection? Reassessing the “Meritocratic Power” of a College Degree in Intergenerational Income Mobility
Published in
American Sociological Review, April 2019
DOI 10.1177/0003122419844992
Authors

Xiang Zhou

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 73 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 42%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 49 67%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 5%
Arts and Humanities 3 4%
Psychology 1 1%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 13 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 126. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2019.
All research outputs
#140,468
of 14,566,946 outputs
Outputs from American Sociological Review
#78
of 1,447 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,576
of 263,908 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Sociological Review
#5
of 14 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,566,946 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,447 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 30.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 14 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 64% of its contemporaries.