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The Power of the PastUnderstanding Cross-Class Marriages$

Jessi Streib

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199364428

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364428.001.0001

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(p.221) Appendix B Respondents’ Demographic Characteristics and Meeting Places

(p.221) Appendix B Respondents’ Demographic Characteristics and Meeting Places

Source:
The Power of the Past
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Table B.1 Respondents’ Class Characteristics

Pseudonym

BC/WCa

Respondent’s Occupation

Respondent’s Education

Father’s Occupation

Father’s Education

Mother’s Occupation

Mother’s Education

Different-Origin Couples

Jill

BC

politician

MA

stenographer

HS

financial planner

HS

Eric

WC

businessman

MA

doctor

MD

office manager

BA

Rebecca

WC

teacher

BA

engineer

BA

secretary

SC

Joe

BC

accountant

BA

factory

8th grade

farm, factory

HS

Christie

BC

social worker

BA

maintenance worker

GED

SAHMb then secretary

HS

Mike

WC

small-business owner

BA

professor

PhD

SAHM

MA

Rachel

BC

lab assistant

BA

police officer

HS

SAHM

GED

Gordon

WC

teacher

BA

accountant

MBA

SAHM

BA

Sue

BC

physician’s assistant

MA

farmer

8th grade

nurse

SCd

Nick

WC

SAHFc

BA

engineer

BA

SAHM

BA

Jenny

BC

SAHM

BA

electrician

HS

SAHM

HS

Matt

WC

product manager

MBA

teacher

MA

SAHM

BA

Chelsey

WC

teacher

MA

vice president of a company

PhD

SAHM

BA

Nathan

BC

unemployed, formerly in sales

BA

millwright

8th grade

SAHM then secretary

HS

Amelia

WC

social worker

MSW

university president

PhD

SAHM

MA

Isaac

BC

teacher

BA

factory worker

4th grade

SAHM

HS

Danielle

BC

preschool teacher

MSW

chemical worker

11th grade

SAHM then clerk

HS

Jim

WC

office worker

BA

scientist

PhD

SAHM

BA

Alice

WC

lawyer

JD

doctor

MD

SAHM

SC

Elliott

BC

SAHF

SC

tool and die

HS

SAHM

HS

Caroline

WC

scientist

PhD

engineer

PhD

bookkeeper

BA

Jack

BC

engineer

MA

factory worker

HS

SAHM then secretary

HS

Evelyn

BC

project manager

BA

factory worker

HS

factory worker

HS

Colton

WC

SAHF

BA

engineer

BA

art gallery attendant

BA

Anneka

WC

PhD student

MA

engineer

PhD

math teacher

MA

William

BC

operations analyst

BA

sawmill repairman

HS

salesperson

< HS

Vicki

WC

teacher

MA

upper-level manager

BA

vice president of hospitals

MBA

John

BC

SAHF, part-time restaurant manager

SC

heating and cooling

GED

factory

HS

Lori

WC

professor

PhD

preacher

PhD

SAHM

BA

Jason

BC

professor

PhD

bus driver and preacher

HS

day care worker

HS

Zoey

WC

SAHM

BA

engineer

MS

seamstress

6th grade

Austin

BC

lawyer

JD

police officer and waiter

HS

SAHM then cleaner

HS

Alexa

WC

computer scientist

PhD

engineer

BA

accountant

BA

Aaron

BC

retired teacher

BA

factory worker

10th grade

SAHM

10th grade

Lillian

BC

SAHM

BA

machinist

GED

SAHM

HS

Parker

WC

graphic designer manager

BFA

lawyer

JD

nurse

HS

Mia

WC

SAHM

MA

vice president of a university

MA

retail worker

BA

Kevin

BC

graduate student

MA

auto worker

HS

HR at retail store

HS

Gabriella

BC

librarian

MA

military, warehouse worker

GED

secretary

Associates

Dan

WC

financial analyst

MBA

engineer

BA

art gallery attendant

MFA

Katie

BC

social scientist

MA

steel worker

HS

several pink-collar jobs

HS

Ryan

WC

lawyer

JD

college president

PhD

nurse

RN

Leslie

WC

office worker

BA

manager

MBA

SAHM

BA

Tom

BC

programmer

BA

security guard

HS

nurse

Associates

Andrea

WC

SAHM

BS

engineer

BS

SAHM

BA

Adam

BC

manager

MBA, MA

electrician

GED

SAHM

HS

Gina

BC

SAHM

MA

metal worker

HS

SAHM

BA

Scott

WC

director of business

BA

scientist

PhD

principal

MA

Sidney

BC

SAHM

BA

steel worker

HS

secretary then SAHM

HS

Joel

WC

sales manager

MBA

engineer

BS

teacher then SAHM

BA

Mary

WC

SAHM

JD

professor

PhD

teacher

MA

Ben

BC

director of sales

MBA

electrician

HS

SAHM then nurse

RN

Ann

BC

school cook

MA

farmer

HS

SAHM

MA

Brandon

WC

unemployed

BA

accountant

BA

SAHM

BA

Isabelle

BC

therapist

MA

farmer

HS

bartender

< HS

Ian

WC

professor

PhD

lawyer

JD

therapist

MSW

Bethany

WC

doctor

MD

bank manager

BA

secretary

SC

Bob

BC

SAHF

BS

truck driver

HS

SAHM then librarian

HS

Norah

WC

SAHM

PhD

scientist

MD

SAHM then teacher

BA

George

BC

scientist

BS

factory worker

HS

SAHM and nurse

Associates

Madison

BC

SAHM

BA

security guard

HS

engineer, sales

Associates

Evan

WC

software engineer

BA

doctor

MD

SAHM then nurse

BA

Anita

WC

marketing

MA

dentist

MA

nurse, teacher

MA

Todd

BC

retail

BA

navy

HS

accountant

HS

Shared-Origin Couples

Hannah

WC

SAHM, grant writer

BA

dentist

MA

SAHM

BA

Bryce

WC

medical resident

MD

professor

PhD, JD

SAHM

MA

Leah

WC

SAHM, writer

BA

media producer

BA

SAHM

Associates

Luke

WC

IT worker

MA

engineer

BA

medical clerk

BA

Adrienne

WC

graduate student

BA

agent

BA

teacher, banker

MA, MBA

Paul

WC

journalist

BA

professor

JD

scientist

MS

Abby

WC

doctor

MD

doctor

MD

nurse

MA

Sam

WC

doctor

MD

doctor

MD

teacher

BA

Amy

WC

graduate student

MA

university president

PhD

teacher

MA

Shawn

WC

investor/manager

BA

business owner

MA

teacher, business owner

MA

Rose

WC

SAHM

BA

lawyer

JD

human relations

JD

Phil

WC

architect

MA

doctor

MD

professor

PhD

Alisha

WC

educational therapist

MA

minister

JD

social worker

MSW

Brad

WC

lawyer

JD

lawyer

JD

SAHM

BA

Carlie

WC

engineer

BA

engineer

BA

SAHM

BA

Clint

WC

engineer

BA

engineer

BA

SAHM

BA

Diana

WC

preschool teacher

BA

engineer

BA

teacher

BA

Ted

WC

educator

MA

professor

PhD

teacher

MA

Jen

WC

SAHM, artist

MA

business owner, farmer

BA

teacher, farmer

MA

Kent

WC

engineer

BA

professor

MA

teacher

BA

Notes: Women are listed first in each couple. The respondent listed below each woman is her husband.

(a) BC = blue-collar, WC = white-collar.

(b) SAHM = stay-at-home mother.

(c) SAHF = stay-at-home father.

(d) SC = some college.

(p.222) (p.223) (p.224) (p.225) (p.226) (p.227) (p.228) (p.229) (p.230) (p.231)

Table B.2 Respondents’ Family Characteristics

Pseudonym

BC/WCa

Ageb

  • Years

  • Married

  • Number of

  • Children

  • Age

  • 1st Child

  • Gender

  • 1st Child

  • Age

  • 2nd Child

Gender 2nd Child

Age 3rd Child

  • Gender

  • 3rd Child

Age 4th Child

Gender 4th Child

Different-Origin Couples

Jill

BC

42

17

2

14

Gc

12

Bd

Eric

WC

43

17

2

14

G

12

B

Rebecca

WC

44

21

2

18

B

16

B

Joe

BC

48

21

2

18

B

16

B

Christie

BC

45

25

3

21

B

20

B

17

G

Mike

WC

46

25

3

21

B

20

B

17

G

Rachel

BC

55

27

2

23

G

21

G

Gordon

WC

52

27

2

23

G

21

B

Sue

BC

46

11

3

10

B

8

B

4

B

Nick

WC

41

11

3

10

B

8

B

4

B

Jenny

BC

42

20

3

14

G

10

B

10

B

Matt

WC

46

20

3

14

G

10

B

10

B

Chelsey

WC

46

23

2

19

G

17

G

Nathan

BC

55

23

2

19

G

17

G

Amelia

WC

57

19

1

17

G

Isaac

BC

58

19

1

17

G

Danielle

BC

56

27

4

36

G

26

B

24

G

12

B

Jim

WC

53

27

3

26

B

24

G

12

B

Alice

WC

39

10

2

8

G

6

G

Elliott

BC

39

10

2

8

G

6

G

Caroline

WC

37

18

3

11

B

8

B

6

B

Jack

BC

37

18

3

11

B

8

B

6

B

Evelyn

BC

40

19

2

17

B

14

B

Colton

WC

40

19

2

17

B

14

B

Anneka

WC

31

8

2

6

G

4

G

William

BC

37

8

2

6

G

4

G

Vicki

WC

42

13

2

10

G

4

B

John

BC

42

13

2

10

G

4

B

Lori

WC

47

25

1

14

G

Jason

BC

48

25

1

14

G

Zoey

WC

43

13

2

4

G

1

B

Austin

BC

44

13

2

4

G

1

B

Alexa

WC

44

17

3

13

B

10

B

8

B

Aaron

BC

63

17

3

13

B

10

B

8

B

Lillian

BC

45

14

2

6

G

1

B

Parker

WC

39

14

2

6

G

1

B

Mia

WC

40

10

2

6

B

3

G

Kevin

BC

40

10

2

6

B

3

G

Gabriella

BC

8

1

7

B

Dan

WC

8

1

7

B

Katie

BC

36

12

2

5

G

2

G

Ryan

WC

36

12

2

5

G

2

G

Leslie

WC

40

20

2

11

G

7

G

Tom

BC

48

20

2

11

G

7

G

Andrea

WC

12

3

9

B

7

G

5

G

Adam

BC

12

3

9

B

7

G

5

G

Gina

BC

9

2

6

B

3

G

Scott

WC

9

2

6

B

3

G

Sidney

BC

29

11

3

6

B

5

G

1

G

Joel

WC

32

11

3

6

B

5

G

1

G

Mary

WC

39

13

2

6

G

4

G

Ben

BC

39

13

2

6

G

4

G

Ann

BC

39

10

0

Brandon

WC

43

10

0

Isabelle

BC

39

10

2

5

B

3

B

Ian

WC

39

10

2

5

B

3

B

Bethany

WC

38

10

2

7

G

0.3

B

Bob

BC

38

10

2

7

G

0.3

B

Norah

WC

38

8

1

4

G

George

BC

38

8

1

4

G

Madison

BC

33

12

2

6

B

4

G

Evan

WC

33

12

2

6

B

4

G

Anita

WC

41

6

2

5

B

3

B

Todd

BC

45

6

2

5

B

3

B

Shared-Origin Couples

Hannah

WC

31

8

2

6

G

3

G

Bryce

WC

29

8

2

6

G

3

G

Leah

WC

38

13

3

9

B

6

B

1

G

Luke

WC

33

13

3

9

B

6

B

1

G

Adrienne

WC

45

3e

2

9

B

5

B

Paul

WC

3

2

9

B

5

B

Abby

WC

48

23

6

20

G

18

G

15

G

Sam

WC

48

23

6

20

Amy

WC

39

14

2

11

B

9

G

Shawn

WC

40

14

2

11

B

9

G

Rose

WC

37

13

3

13

B

6

B

2

G

Phil

WC

37

13

3

13

B

6

B

2

G

Alisha

WC

38

14

2

12

B

10

B

Brad

WC

42

14

2

12

B

10

B

Carlie

WC

36

18

2

13

G

9

B

Clint

WC

37

18

2

13

G

9

B

Diana

WC

50

23

2

19

G

14

B

Ted

WC

50

23

2

19

G

14

B

Jen

WC

41

17

2

14

B

11

G

Kent

WC

46

17

2

14

B

11

G

Notes: Women are listed first in each couple. The respondent listed below each woman is her husband.

(a) BC = blue-collar; WC = white-collar.

(b) Age: Age was not asked about but could often be inferred through information in the interview (i.e., knowledge of age at marriage and years married). When age could be inferred plus or minus two years it was included.

(c) G = girl.

(d) B = boy.

(e) 3 = This couple has only been married for 3 years but were together for 22 years prior to marrying.

(p.232) (p.233) (p.234) (p.235) (p.236) (p.237) (p.238)

Table B.3 Meeting Places

Meeting Place

Total Number of Respondents in Different-Origin Marriages Meeting in this Place

Total Number of Respondents in Shared-Origin Marriages Meeting in this Place

Junior high or high school

7*

1

College**

11

10

Graduate school

1

2

Work during college

2

0

Work after college

15

3

Religious institution

4

0

Friends or family

10

2

Bar

4

2

Leisure activity

6

0

Online

2

0

Other

2

0

Notes:

(*) Odd numbers exist because half a couple (one person) was in one category, while the other partner was in another. For instance, one couple met when she was in high school and he was at work as her teacher.

(**) The category of “college” includes all meetings that happened in college, including those which happened at a bar or through friends.

(p.239)