Americans in the upper-elite class specifically, I think. It was a semi-annual publication, and was significant before WWII, perhaps even before WWI.
What was that book that listed all the rich/influential people and defined socioeconomic status for many Americans?
So it's something that's no longer published?– Steve BirdJul 18, 2022 at 21:48
@SteveBird no I dont think so. It definitely doesn't have a role in modern society.– FyreJul 18, 2022 at 22:05
Forbes has a yeary list– justCalJul 18, 2022 at 22:06
Research Who's Who– Pieter GeerkensJul 18, 2022 at 23:59
2Strictly 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
Oh I found it: the social register. I've edited my question to reflect accurate information.