Use of granulands for analysis of social class
AbstractIn this paper, an analytical tool enabling the analysis of social stratification is proposed. The classical scheme for scaling consisting of two stages, conceptualisation and operationalization, is modified by the use of the concept of granulation introduced by L. Zadeh. The essential step in the modified scheme for the quantification of vague concepts concerning social class is realized using linguistic variables. The essential part of the methodology presented is illustrated by a simple hypothetical example. However, the methodology is suitable for any classification problem when classes are defined verbally.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Organization and Management in its journal Operations Research and Decisions.
Volume (Year): 1 (2010)
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granuland; social stratification; fuzzy sets; linguistic variables; social standing; social class; fuzzy classification;
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- Esping-Andersen, Gosta, 1999. "Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198742005.
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