Americans in the upper-elite class specifically, I think. It was a semi-annual publication, and was significant before WWII, perhaps even before WWI.

  • So it's something that's no longer published?
    – Steve Bird
    Jul 18, 2022 at 21:48
  • @SteveBird no I dont think so. It definitely doesn't have a role in modern society.
    – Fyre
    Jul 18, 2022 at 22:05
  • Forbes has a yeary list
    – justCal
    Jul 18, 2022 at 22:06
  • Research Who's Who Jul 18, 2022 at 23:59
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    Strictly speaking, it didn't define socioeconomic status; it defined a cultural institution known as "polite society". Conflating these two terms perpetrates the exclusionary presumptions of the social register and implies that all non-members are equal in socioeconomic status, which would not lead to a good understanding of socioeconomic status.
    – MCW
    Jul 19, 2022 at 12:36

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Oh I found it: the social register. I've edited my question to reflect accurate information.

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