Let it be heard first on Ethnography.com! 60 years of social science research on the measure is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Ok, that’s and exaggeration, but my wife and I think that the term Socio-economic Status is a bit of an oxy-moron, at least in Max Weber’s world. How can you mix a term which is related to honor (that’s the status part), with a measure of the marketplace (that’s the economics part). Thuse the oxy-moron. Our article about this just came out at Palgrave Communications, too! Please click http://www.palgrave-journals.com/articles/palcomms20162 to read it in the wonderful world of Open Source publication.
You will also be doing us a great favor if you tweet the link to all your friends and fans. This apparently is the new metric which counts in the all-important rankings. By tweeting this article you are contributing to the oxy-moron which assumes that the quality of an article is associated with manipulable metrics. Ok, irrespective of all that, I do appreciate a great deal people reading what we wrote.