Measuring social structure in the past: a comparison of historical class schemes and occupational stratification scales on Dutch 19th and early 20th century data.

To what degree are HISCO based measures of class (HISCLASS and SOCPO) and occupational stratification (HIS-CAM) comparable with each other and contemporary measures? Next to a large degree of congruency, we find considerable differences between the measures, raising questions concerning the comparability of occupation-based measures across studies.