Loglinear analysis of intergenerational mobility in eighteenth-century ottoman anatolia

Boʇaç A. Ergene, Atabey Kaygun

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In this article we use loglinear techniques to examine intergenerational mobility patterns in eighteenth-century Ottoman Kastamonu. The research is based on estate inventories (terekes) and involves an analysis of the honorific titles of fathers and sons. The article demonstrates how father-son title-sharing was structured across different socio-economic groups and reveals the possible avenues of intergenerational status mobility. In addition, the article identifies temporal shifts in mobility patterns: In the late eighteenth century, intergenerational transitions linking elite title-holders and the lower echelons of the society became weaker. Also, cross-establishment transitions involving elite military and religious title-holders became less likely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-702
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • estate inventories
  • honorific titles
  • intergenerational mobility
  • Kastamonu
  • loglinear analysis
  • Ottoman Empire
  • status
  • terekes


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